Tiger Woods said to his son Charlie: Son, you will never be my friend
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Tiger Woods and his son Charlie will play at the PNC Championship. Many are looking forward to watching this duo, especially 13-year-old Charlie, who they believe will be just as good as his father. In "Another Golf Podcast", Tiger Woods talked about his relationship with his son, advice and his desire to help him.
“I told Charlie a long time ago, and this is a life lesson my Dad gave me. I told him this a long time ago and I will reiterate it with him. I said, ‘Son, you will never be my friend. I will always be friendly. But I will always be your dad,'” Woods said on “Another Golf Podcast” Tiger Woods wants to help Charlie become a great man and player with his advice.
“As a dad, my responsibility is always to give you the advice and the impetus and the environment to learn and grow and prosper and be a sounding board and to make the best decisions in life, especially when I’m not there any more.
That’s my job”.
Tiger Woods is protective
Tiger Woods knows how much pressure the media is putting on Charlie. A 13-year-old boy is not yet aware of this, but with age this pressure will increase. Tiger wants Charlie to grow up in a positive environment and to protect him from just such things.
“We can always be friendly, my dad was always friendly to me, but he was my dad first,” he said. “When we’re out there playing I’m his dad, so I’m protective of him,” Woods said. “Obviously I want him to do the best he possibly can.
I want him to learn from everything. But I also want to protect him from, like, all of this. The environment. Especially this day and age. When I grew up there were no camera phones, there were no videos. I try to shoo people away, ‘let him enjoy, don’t put any pressure on him, let him play, let him be a kid, OK?'”