Paige Spiranac has come to the defence of Tiger Woods’ teenage son Charlie, 15, who failed in his bid to make his first ever PGA Tour start.

Charlie, Tiger Woods’ teenage son, should be left alone, according to Paige Spiranac.

The golf legend’s 15-year-old son tried to enter the Monday qualifying round for the Palm Beaches Cognizant Classic.

Charlie, however, was not to be as he returned a scorecard with a 16-over 86.

He was playing in one of four pre-qualifiers; the top 25 players move on to the PGA Tour qualifier on Monday.

Charlie would have been in the field taking on players like world number three Rory McIlroy if he had been successful.

Charlie’s scorecard showed that he finished the event at Lost Lake in Florida well outside of the qualification spaces.

Charlie endured some heinous behavior from onlookers who showed up to watch, according to a report by the Palm Beach Post.

One person claimed to have badgered Charlie for autographs, asking him to sign a copy of his father’s book.

Paige posted on X in response to the coverage, saying, “How about we let Charlie Woods improve his game without constant media coverage?”

“Golf is mentally taxing enough without all the extra pressure and eyes on him.”

Paige has previously acknowledged that her struggles with pressure prevented her from pursuing a career as a professional golfer on the LPGA Tour.

“I played golf professionally for a year, and I was just mentally exhausted,” she had previously said in an Instagram Q&A.

“I was doing that in front of the public because in golf, failure is more common than success. I was hearing from everyone that I ought to give up. You ought to give up.

What if we gave Charlie Woods room to grow as a player without unrelenting media attention? Golf is already a mentally taxing sport without all the extra attention and pressure.

Paige claimed that her attempts to pursue the game professionally caused her to experience financial hardship.

She focused on a career in social media and hasn’t looked back since.

Regarding Charlie, he has had a strong start to his junior career despite his performance in Florida.

Most often, he plays Predominantly, he plays on the Hurricane Junior Tour and Junior PGA South Florida Tour.

Similar to his father, he won one match by a commanding 15-shot margin.

In the previous year’s Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship, he also finished 17th in the boys’ 14–15 division.

Charlie was also a member of the boys team from Benjamin School that won a national championship in November of last year.

Charlie was able to brag about this to his father, who during his childhood never won a state championship.

Still, he’s got a ways to go to catch up with Tiger’s haul of 15 majors and 82 PGA Tour wins.

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