Charlie Woods has impressed people online after a video surfaced of his developed swing with some believing it to be a hybrid of his famous father and fellow star Rory McIlroy
A video of Charlie Woods playing at a junior competition has led to people comparing his swing to father Tiger Woods and fellow major winner Rory McIlroy.
Woods was competing at the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship finishing in 11th place in his age category and 14 shots behind the winner Cole Kim. However, it was a video of the youngster’s impressive swing that got people talking online, with some believing it was a hybrid between his 15-time major winning father and Northern Irish star McIlroy.
Commenting on the video of young Woods in action one Twitter user highlighted the hybrid swing, @flushingitgolf wrote: “Charlie Woods’ swing looks like Rory and Tiger hybrid.”
Another Twitter user broke down the youngsters swing further, @Charlie_QB added: “Set up and take away and impact is (definitely) the best golfer ever, his Dad. Post impact, follow through and balance at the end of swing (definitely) Rory (McIlroy), who imo (in my opinion) might end up being 2nd best golfer ever!”
Acclaimed golf instructor Jonathan Yarwood complimented the youngster on his swing but hoped that too much pressure wasn’t placed on his young shoulders. He added: “Deliberately not posted much on Charlie Woods as it’s hard to be that exposed, that young, with such expectations. I hope he’s allowed room to succeed, fail, learn and grow. However, an athlete like his dad. Simple backswing, decent transition but incredible rotation and side bend.”
In July, Woods shot a career-low round of 68 on the same circuit with his dad on the caddying. He was a little more inconsistent this time out hitting rounds of 72, 69 and 71 to finish 1-under-par for the 54-hole tournament in Coushatta.
But fans have been impressed by the development of the youngster. Another Twitter user @ItsJhettNotJet hoped that he can progress onto the PGA Tour in the future. He added: “That swing is so pure. Lots of speed for this young man. Who knows what his future will look like but I hope to watch him on tour someday.”
While others believe that young Woods could match his father’s accomplishments, @Bird4332 tweeted: “Charlie Woods is about to shatter his dad’s records. I hope I can watch this greatness when it all comes full circle.”