Tiger Woods set for golf return, Justin Thomas' dad gives glowing assessment on legend's swing

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Tiger Woods will be back in action with his son, Charlie, at the PNC Championship this weekend as he plays his first tournament since he suffered a horrific leg injury in a February car crash.

The father of Justin Thomas, one of the best golfers in the world, told the Associated Press on Thursday that the legendary athlete is looking good. Mike Thomas got to see Woods up close and personal, playing a round of golf with him before the tournament.

Tiger Woods flips a golf ball after teeing off on the fifth hole during the first round of the PNC Championship golf tournament Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, in Orlando, Florida. Woods is back playing after getting injured in a car accident. He is paired with his son Charlie during the tournament.
(AP Photo/Scott Audette)

Charlie Woods tees off as his father, Tiger Woods, watches during the first round of the PNC Championship golf tournament Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, in Orlando, Florida. 
(AP Photo/Scott Audette)

“In terms of competing, I think his expectations are very low. But at the same time, he is who is for a reason. So I’m sure he’ll be (ticked) off if he didn’t play well.”

The Woods and Thomas families will be playing in the same group.

Tiger Woods, left, and his son Charlie walk the first fairway during the first round of the PNC Championship golf tournament Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, in Orlando, Florida. 
(AP Photo/Scott Audette)

The PNC Championship consists of 20 teams of parents and children with at least one of them being a major champion or Players Championship winner.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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