Tiger Woods said after returning to competitive golf for the first time since being in a car accident, “it just couldn’t get any better than that.”
Woods, 45, partnered with his 12-year-old son Charlie at the PNC Championship in Florida after suffering serious injuries in a car accident in February.
A field of major champions competes in the 36-hole event alongside their children or parents.
Team Woods finished the first round on 10 under par, three shots behind the leader.
Team Woods finished tied for fifth place with a bogey-free round of 62, playing alongside 2017 PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas and his father Mike.
Tiger Woods said after his round, “It was awesome.”
“It was a lot of fun for everyone.
Charlie and I had a great time playing with the Thomases.”
The 15-time major champion walked with a slight limp around the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, using a buggy.
“Oh, I’m tired,” Woods admitted.
“Even though I got to ride in the cart, I’m not in golf shape.”
“Like anything else, if you don’t have to endure it, you begin to slow down.”
It’s great to have a partner who can hit drives like that and make a few putts.”
Following the accident, he stated last month that he did not expect to play full-time on the tour.
Woods’ game “blew me away,” according to Thomas.” Some of the shots he was hitting and the speed he had were just amazing,” he said.
Stewart Cink and his son Reagan are the leaders on 13 under par heading into the second and final round.