Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren 'Clashing' Over Son Charlie's Future, Concern Over 'Suffocating' The Young Athlete With Pressure
Swing and a miss?
Tiger Woods is hoping 12-year old son Charlie will be the next big golf pro — much to his ex-wife Elin Nordegren's chagrin. The preteen recently garnered praise playing alongside his father, 46, at the PNC Championship on December 19, where the dynamic duo came in second.
"Tiger thinks it would be great for Charlie to have a destiny like his," an insider tells OK!. "Tiger isn't trying to be pushy, he's just proud of his son and sees a lot of potential in him."
But his 42-year-old ex — with whom he also shares daughter Sam, 14 — doesn’t "want golf consuming their son's life."
Now, the insider says, the former spouses are "clashing" over how to raise the budding athlete, with the Swedish born beauty putting her foot down when it comes to Tiger acting as a dad-ager.
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"Elin worries he's going to suffocate Charlie," explains the insider. "She reasons it's hard enough to be a kid these days without this as added pressure." But, despite her reservations, Elin won't stand in the way of her son's future. Adds the insider: "She concedes that it boils down to what Charlie wants."
OK! previously reported the pro golfer proudly heaped praise on his son after an incredible performance at the 2021 PNC Championship.
"We got on a nice heater; Charlie was hitting the ball unbelievable,'' Woods told reporters after the duo took home second place. "It [winning] would have had a special meaning in my heart for sure, there's no doubt about that. And it still does."
"The fact that I'm able to have this opportunity this year, even a couple weeks ago we didn't really know whether or not I would be doing this, but here we are," he candidly said after sustaining injuries from his rollover car crash last year. "And we had just the best time ever, and I just wish I could have walked down the fairways with him and been side by side with him the entire time like we were last year.''