Tiger Woods and his son's cell phone abuse

“Sometimes he drives me crazy because he's always looking down while there are so many beautiful things around him at the same time"

by Andrea Gussoni
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Tiger Woods and his son's cell phone abuse
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It was the day before the PNC championship, the race long awaited by Tour parents, when Tiger Woods, 48, was asked to say something about the parent-child relationship with Charlie, 14, and his playing partner last weekend in Florida.

“Is there something about Charlie that irritates you?” Woods was asked.

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“I just don't like the fact that you're always looking at your phone”. “Put your phone away and look around.

This is one of the things I think all parents struggle with. Most kids never look up again. Everyone looks down." “Look around you,” I tell him, “the world around you is so beautiful, look up”. Many stare at the screen as if they see their life there.

“Sometimes he drives me crazy because he's always looking down while there are so many beautiful things around him at the same time”. However, for the record, during the 36 holes played at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando it did not appear that Charlie was distracted.

The smartphone remained in the bag for at least 5 hours a day. A match dominated by the couple (father and son) Bernhard and Jason Langer who with 13 strokes under par only on the second day won the tournament with a two stroke gap over David and Brady Duval.

Tiger and Charlie, fifth at the end, but also happy to have spent time together with Sam, the older sister who acted as dad's caddie. “I'm looking forward to this week, to be able to spend it with my family. Having both of my sons on the field the last two days has been really special”.

“I am grateful for the opportunity we have to have this type of experience. To have had the chance to play with Charlie for four consecutive years”. “Also, for me, it was nice to meet the players from the Champions Tour, since I don't play on that Tour and not having played much in general”.

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