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Tiger Woods and Son Charlie Given +600 Odds to Win PNC Championship

Michael Harrison

by Michael Harrison in Golf

Dec 17, 2020 · 9:05 AM PST

Tiger and Charlie Woods
Golfer Tiger Woods watches a match between Rafael Nadal, of Spain, and Marin Cilic, of Croatia, with his son, Charlie, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
  • The PNC Championship from Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida tees off Saturday, December 19th
  • Tiger Woods and son Charlie are one of 20 father/son duos competing in the two-day scramble event
  • We’ve narrowed down the pairs with the best chance of emerging victorious and provided the best value bets below

The PNC Championship (formerly known as the PNC Father-Son Challenge) is a fun two day tournament that sees a flurry of birdies made with fathers and their sons competing in Orlando, Florida. There are a few teams comprised of grandsons or daughters as well, each with the goal of winning – but the event is known for the entertainment factor.

In order to qualify for this tournament, the elder statesmen must have won a major championship or the Players Championship, and their partner can’t also be a touring professional. The format is scramble, commonly referred to as best-ball, where each duo hits their tee shots, they select the best one, and that continues throughout the duration of the hole.

In recent years, the event has seen John Daly’s teenage son, “Little John”, star and wow the crowds with his prodigious shot making, but this year there’s a new entry in town. For the first time, Tiger Woods will be competing with his son Charlie, and they’re tied for the second shortest odds to come out on top after the 36-hole event. Are they worth the risk of wagering on or is your money best spent elsewhere?

2020 PNC Championship Odds

Golfer Odds
Justin Thomas & Father +200
Tiger Woods & Son +600
Matt Kuchar & Son +600
Bubba Watson & Father-in-Law +600
Jim Furyk & Son +800
John Daly & Son +1000
Tom Lehman & Son +1200
Padraig Harrington & Son +1600
Vijay Singh & Son +2000
Bernhard Langer & Daughter +2000
David Duval & Son +4000
Mark O’Meara & Son +5000
Lee Janzen & Son +5000
Lee Trevino & Son +6600
Mark Calcavecchia & Son +6600
Tom Kite & Son +8000
Greg Norman & Son +10000
Nick Price & Son +12500
Gary Player & Grandson +15000
Annika Sorenstam & Father +20000

Odds as of December 17th

Tiger & Son Charlie Competing for First Time

Though it would normally be a stretch to think an 11-year-old kid could help his father enough to win this two-day tournament, consider the fact that Charlie will be hitting from forward tees which will help immensely in the scramble format. He’s also learned from arguably the best player ever.

Charlie has been crushing his competition in junior events – much like his father did – and doesn’t appear to shy away from the spotlight.

If Charlie can hit it pretty well in the fairway and make some putts, that should be enough to have loads of birdie opportunities with his father’s precise iron play.

The favorites that stand in their way are Justin Thomas and his dad, a PGA professional, so that is definitely a steep hill to climb. Apart from them, there’s no obvious clear cut champion, so laying a wager on Tiger and his son at +600 is still worthwhile.

Last Five PNC Championship Winners

Year Winner
2019 Bernhard Langer & Son
2018 Davis Love III & Son
2017 Angel Cabrera & Son
2016 David Duval & Son
2015 Lanny Wadkins & Son

PNC Championship Best Value Picks

  1. John Daly & Son (+1000): Much like Tiger and his son, John Daly’s son ‘Little John’ will be able to use different tees than adults, and he’s already proven to be stellar in this tournament in the past. In 2018 they held the first round lead before finishing T-2nd, and last year they were fifth.
  2. David Duval & Son (+4000): Very intriguing odds for the champions in 2016. They finished fourth last year at 21-under-par. David doesn’t play much professional golf these days in lieu of being a broadcaster, but considering their past successes on this course, these odds are very juicy.
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