Charlie Woods suffers his first major disappointment after failing to qualify for the US Open

It was a long shot from the beginning for the son of the legendary Tiger Woods.

Tiger Woods, background, watches son Charlie putt during the final round of the PNC Championship.LAPRESSE

In a surprising turn of events, Charlie Woods, son of golf legend Tiger Woods, faced a setback in his golfing journey as he struggled at the local qualifying event for the U.S. Open.

This defeat marks a significant blow for the young golfer, who had been riding high after helping The Benjamin School win the 2023 state championship and boasting about winning a high school state championship, a feat his father never achieved.

Competing at the Legacy Golf & Tennis ClubCharlie, 15, had a rough start and was unable to recover, finishing with a 9-over 81. Despite his best efforts, he was unable to secure one of the five spots that would advance him to the 36-hole qualifying event in June.

This was not Charlie’s first attempt at qualifying for a major event. Earlier this year, he shot an 86 in a pre-qualifying round for the Cognizant Classic, showing that the road to success in golf can be challenging, even for those with famous last names.

Charlie has a long career ahead of him

The odds were stacked against Charlie from the start, as he was one of 10,084 entries vying for just 80 spots in the golf tournament. Despite his disappointment, Charlie remains determined to continue his quest for golfing glory.

His next qualifying rounds will be for the 2024 U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship and the 2024 U.S. Amateur Golf Championship, both of which will take place this summer.

While this defeat may be a setback for Charlie, it is clear that he has the talent and determination to overcome challenges and continue to make a name for himself in the world of golf, following in his father’s illustrious footsteps.

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