January 22, 2022

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The story behind Charlie Woods’ one-of-a-kind ‘Tiger putter’

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Charlie Woods is utilizing a backup variation of dad’s famed Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter this 7 days.

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Tiger Woods isn’t the only golfer in the PNC Championship subject working with a Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS putter with his identify stamped on the head.

As Charlie Woods waited for father in the parking great deal at the Ritz-Carlton Golfing Club on Friday early morning, cameras caught him producing strokes with a putter that was “off-limits” to him right until a couple of yrs ago: the Newport 2 GSS.

Again in 2016, Woods discovered there were two putters in his dwelling studio that Charlie could not touch — the 14-important-title-winning Newport 2 GSS and a Newport TeI3 (Teryllium) from that magical week in Augusta 24 yrs in the past.

“Charlie appreciates there are two putters he can not contact,” Woods mentioned. “There’s the black one particular I gained with the Teryllium insert. I received the Masters in ’97 with it and this Scotty Cameron. They sit following to each individual other. Touch any other putter, do anything at all you want with any other putter. But these putters are off-boundaries.”

Of program, children never usually do a fantastic position of listening, Charlie included.

A closer search at Charlie Woods’ Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS putter has “Tiger Woods” stamped on the bumpers.

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“He’s a kid,” Woods reported with a grin when requested if Charlie had ever touched the putters. “He needs to always mess with me in some way.”

Children also have a way of putting on their parents down to get their way. Throughout a 2019 TGR Event, Woods shared a tale about his son’s affinity for the iconic wand.

“I had to slice down one particular of my backup putters for the reason that he wanted a putter like dad’s,” Wood stated. “So I experienced to decide on and pick out a single of my backup putters.”

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Woods advised the story in passing, but it didn’t grow to be clear that he gifted his son a single of those Newport 2 GSS backups until eventually Charlie was noticed in the parking lot producing strokes with a backup of Woods’ putter.

In point, Charlie’s putter seems to be an specific duplicate — all the way down to the twine grip, cherry bombs and “Tiger Woods” stamped on the back bumpers.

The putter is decidedly shorter than Woods’ gamer, but that is the place the differences finish.

Backup versions of Woods’ putter have marketed for huge revenue in the very last several several years, but Charlie’s version is on a wholly various degree. Ryan Carey, the founder of Golden Age Golfing Auctions, tweeted that Tiger and Charlie’s Newport 2’s are “two of the most considerable putters in existence — whose mixed worth may possibly be a lot more the golfing study course they are taking part in on.”

In other text, Charlie is rolling the rock with a truly special putter this week. Sometimes persistence pays off.

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Jonathan Wall

Golfing.com

Jonathan Wall is Golfing Magazine and Golf.com’s Controlling Editor for Tools. Prior to becoming a member of the staff members at the finish of 2018, he expended 6 many years covering equipment for the PGA Tour.

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