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Woods upstaged by son who cruises to win at junior tournament with dad as caddy

Golf legend Tiger Woods was seen caddying for his son Charlie, who won a junior golf tournament

Tiger Woods ' son Charlie has shown he could potentially follow in his father's footsteps after starring at a junior golf tournament.

Charlie enlisted his father to act as caddy and emerged victorious at Hammock Creek golf course, winning by five shots as he hit a three-under 33.

Woods was a golf prodigy from a young age and has previously spoken in glowing terms about his son's ability.

Speaking to GOLFTV last month, Woods said: "I’m still winning … for now. He’s starting to get into it. He’s starting to understand how to play. He’s asking me the right questions.

"I’ve kept it competitive with his par, so it’s been just an absolute blast to go out there and just be with him.

Asked if he thinks Charlie could end up breaking some of his records, Woods added: "I don’t know. It depends how bad he wants it. It’s all on him.

"I wanted it at a very, very early age. I wanted to compete and play in this game. That’s on him-whether he wants it or not."

Woods is gearing up to play in the US Open next month but, after a poor showing at the USPGA, former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has questioned whether the 44-year-old will be able to compete.

Speaking while on commentary for Sky Sports, McGinley said: "I don’t think the problem is just about him being rusty. I think his back injury is a bigger thing, and Father Time is catching him up.

"I heard his interview after the third round and it was unusual to hear Tiger as downbeat as he was. He talked about the length of the course being so difficult for him, he talked about the other his hitting the ball so much further than him.

"It was tough for him to talk himself up for being in a better position to contend at the US Open, which is not going to be a pitch and putt contest, that’s for sure.

"The Masters is a different proposition because it requires a different skill set to the other Majors, and one that Tiger is probably more adept at now he is in his forties, as he showed with his victory at Augusta last year.

"But I just don’t think with his back still a worry the coller conditions we will get in New York are going to suit him."

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