Tiger Woods says getting to play with son Charlie outweighs risk of injury setback

Tiger Woods will return to action with his son Charlie in the PNC Championship team event on Saturday, and he has no qualms about the decision.

Woods has barely featured this year outside of playing in three of the four majors, as he continues to battle his own health and fitness.

He returned to action for the first time since missing the cut in The Open alongside Rory McIlroy in The Match last weekend, and is back to partner his son in Florida on Saturday.

The PNC Championship is a unique event in the golf circuit, featuring PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and Champions Tour players partnering with their children or fathers to win the coveted Willie Park Trophy.

Only golfers who have won a major tournament are allowed to participate and a scramble format is employed in the competition.

Woods is still struggling with plantar fasciitis and has already revealed he will only be able to play in a handful of events next year.

That has some questioning the wisdom of risking further injury in a tournament that doesn't carry any real prestige, but for Woods, the pros of getting to play with his son far outweighs any other concerns.

"I don't really care about that," he said when asked about a potential setback.

"I think being there alongside my son is far more important. To get the chance to have these experiences with him is far better than my foot being a little creaky."

Woods isn't the only major champion who enjoys coming to the PNC Championship, and 2022 champion Justin Thomas highlighted why players always look forward to the tournament.

"I can see why so many players and their families want to come and play here," he said.

"It's very enjoyable and we had so much fun out there. It's probably the highlight of the year."

Thomas is indeed back this year with his father Mike, joining the likes of Bernhard Langer, Vijay Singh, Annika Sorenstam, Jordan Spieth, Nick Faldo, Jim Furyk, Gary Player and Padraig Harrington, to name a few.

All the teams in action

Stewart Cink and Connor Cink

John Daly and John Daly II

David Duval and Brady Duval

Nick Faldo and Matthew Faldo

Jim Furyk and Tanner Furyk

Padraig Harrington and Patrick Harrington

Nelly Korda and Petr Korda

Matt Kuchar and Carson Kuchar

Bernhard Langer and Jason Langer

Tom Lehman and Sean Lehman

Justin Leonard and Luke Leonard

Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara

Gary Player and Jordan Player

Nick Price and Greg Price

Vijay Singh and Qass Singh

Annika Sorenstam and Will McGee

Jordan Spieth and Shawn Spieth

Justin Thomas and Mike Thomas

Lee Trevino and Daniel Trevino

Tiger Woods and Charlie Woods

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