Tiger warns son Charlie about ‘off-limits’ putters

The message to Charlie Woods was simple: “Daddy only.”

But when you are the son of the great Tiger Woods – and you are only seven-years-old – well, it’s like a red rag to a bull.

Tiger Woods Woods’ Scotty Cameron putter was used for 13 of his 14 major wins (Credit: Anthony Powter)

So the only two putters Charlie is not allowed to play with are the black Scotty Cameron Teryllium Newport putter that Tiger used in his record-breaking victory in the 1997 Masters where he ‘mastered’ Augusta’s famous greens.

The other is one Tiger switched to two years later when the former world No. 1 began using a silver Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter that propelled him to 13 other major wins before he switched to a Nike putter.

Last weekend the Newport 2 was back in the bag for the Hero World Challenge…and Tiger showed several flashes of his old brilliance with it, holing several long putts in an impressive return to the game.

And he admitted keeping Charlie away from the two putters was no easy task.

“He’s a kid. He wants to always mess with me in some way,” said Tiger.

“They sit there next to each other…I tell him he can touch any other putter, do anything he wants with any other putter…but these two putters are off-limits.”

Until last weekend both Tiger’s favourites have been happily residing in the putting studio of his Florida home.