Tiger Woods’ impersonation, the PNC’s best companionship | Rogers ReportTiger Woods and Will McGee at the PNC Championship

Tiger Woods’ impersonation, the PNC’s best companionship | Rogers Report
Tiger Woods and Will McGee at the PNC Championship
CLAIRE ROGERS
Hi, companions, and welcome to my favorite week of the year:
the PNC Championship.
This occasion is the idealize way to conclusion the hitting the fairway year. It’s a feel-good family competition that gives me (affirm, and the rest of the playing golf world) something to induce energized for some time recently Christmas, and it’s unquestionably one of the more laid-back competitions from a scope viewpoint. And it makes a difference that the aces have their watches down, which makes for a lot of fun minutes — including a couple of that we’ll get to without further ado. I’ll be recapping each day here at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, so permit me to require you back to my entry on Wednesday.
I flew from Boston to Orlando early on Wednesday morning, picked up my rental car and after that (after Wawa baited me in for a fast lunch) headed straight for the course, where I was very pleasantly astounded to memorize that our media center had been migrated to the J.W. Marriott. We were in a tent final year, which could be a lovely ordinary competition setup, but presently I’m composing to you all from the finest media setup (non-Augusta National division) on the east coast. We’ve got favor food, fancy coffee, and in case you’re Jon Rahm, you will be upbeat to know we’ve got favor lavatories too.
Wednesday and Thursday at the PNC Championship kind of feel just like the to begin with few days of school. As it were a modest bunch of the masters have arrived for hone rounds, so there’s a great sum of downtime some time recently the genuine work starts. Everyone’s in a incredible temperament and happy to be on location, so there’s a parcel of catching up that happens. The Woods boys didn’t arrive on site until this morning (Friday), and their nonappearance was certainly felt.
You know who was out on the course early within the week, though? Annika Sorenstam’s child, Will McGee. He headed to the course right after school on Tuesday to induce a few hone in and finished up making a hole-in-one!
McGee’s week begun off impeccably and it’s still going beautiful well. He and Tiger warmed up together on the chipping green whereas the 15-time major winner questioned McGee around his junior golf plan. When Sorenstam came over to check on her child, she inquired Tiger in case McGee was tuning in to him. Tiger grinned and said, “Other way around. I’m tuning in to him!”
Woods and McGee proceeded their chat on the way to the practice bunker, like ancient buddies. The Rogers Report is formally giving McGee the interior track for MVP of this occasion. Not only is he buddies with the 82-time PGA Visit champ, he’s likely the foremost smart fellow on location, decked out in Greyson adapt and donning a few exceptionally cool Discuss Jordan 11 CMFT Lows. Amid a reinforcement on the 10th tee, McGee told Tiger he was anxious on the primary tee nowadays. Tiger told him that he ought to be anxious since it implies he cares. As somebody who isn’t especially cool, who isn’t a great player and whose parent isn’t a proficient golfer, I have almost about nothing in common with Sorenstam’s child. But it’s still a entire part of fun to observe him hang out with the Woods guys.
Tiger Woods and Will McGeeCLAIRE ROGERS
I saw Tiger welcome a parcel of individuals nowadays — players and their families, caddies, media individuals and more — and I do not think he lights up with any of them as much as he does when he sees Sorenstam. He shouted “Ani!” as he went in for a embrace and inquired her how she’s been.
Annika Sorenstam and Tiger WoodsCLAIRE ROGERS
Tiger copies Steve Stricker
Amid his warm-ups, Tiger kind of holds office hours at the PNC Championship. He does his thing, and each few minutes somebody will go up to him to say hi. He gave Steve Stricker a huge embrace whereas inquiring approximately his family. Two seconds afterward, Woods was imitating Stricker’s swing before him and (I think?) deliberately duffed a chip.
Tiger Woods and Steve StrickerCLAIRE ROGERS
Tiger Woods and Steve StrickerCLAIRE ROGERS
Moreover, I’d be neglectful not to say fair how cool the Strickers are. Their whole family is included this week. Steve and his girl, Izzi, are teeing it up together whereas his other girl, Bobbi, and his spouse, Nikki are on caddie obligation. Shockingly, my kin and I are not gifted sufficient to have this sort of family trip together; what we do best as a bunch is gaze at our person phone screens.
Charlie and his caddie
The Woods guys did most of their warm-ups independently nowadays. Charlie’s got his tall school partner and buddy, Luke Shrewd, on his sack this week, and Ransack McNamara is circling for Tiger once more. Tiger put the staff bag away for the week, which is extraordinary news for McNamara. Fortunately the rain held off amid the Pro-Am, since McNamara said he made the game-time choice to take off the rain adapt in the car nowadays.
Tiger Woods with Charlie’s caddieCLAIRE ROGERS
I ponder what percent ordinary this feels for Astute this week. He likely spends a good sum of time with the Woods boys, but doing so on national tv has to feel kind of insane. For me, the most odd thing around strolling around with Tiger’s group is how typical it all feels. Rob McNamara is super kind, Charlie is amazingly respectful and everybody else is as inviting as they come.
My supreme favorite thing approximately the PNC Championship is how we get to see Tiger’s identity a small bit more than regular. He had chicken tenders and fries for lunch all week at the 2022 PNC, and nowadays was no distinctive.
The 10th tee offers a few of the best people-watching at the PNC much appreciated to the reality that there’s continuously a gather or two holding up on the tee box. As a player that can be annoying, but as an spectator, it’s culminate. Tiger chucked a piece of a chicken delicate at Charlie whereas they held up, and they caught up with Sorenstam and Mcgee amid that time as well.
I know they say the apple doesn’t drop distant from the tree, so it shouldn’t be as well astounding for you all to memorize that Charlie was making the same sort of jokes his father makes on the course today.
“I think it’s downwind” – Charlie after venturing off the ball since of the wind
He might have Tiger’s correct sense of humor pic.twitter.com/fUvmwdFBPE
Not at all like final year, Tiger walked the entire circular nowadays, which permitted for us all to get a parcel closer to him as he moved all through the course. Close sufficient that I caught him tell Charlie that he was getting to donate the individuals on tv something to conversation approximately some time recently pulling out his driver to hit one off the deck.
Upon hearing that, Charlie said, “you’ve gotta be joking me.” That’s a classic teenage response to a parent doing something humiliating. I utilized to say the same thing when my guardians constrained me to require one more photo on Easter Sunday, cheered a small too loud at my tall school ball diversions or made one too many jokes before my companions. Charlie, I promise that individuals adored observing your father hit it off the deck. I guess no parent is resistant to getting that reaction from their high schooler.

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