The inaugural PGA TOUR pre-qualifier features Charlie Woods  

 Hobe Sound, Fla. Charlie Woods' first PGA TOUR pre-qualifier was Thursday at the Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches.  

It was the start of a lifetime in professional golf.  

 Tiger Woods' kid has competed in four PNC Championships with his father, but never in a TOUR-sanctioned event.  

 Although Woods did not advance from the pre-qualifier, his participation was remarkable.  

 Unusually huge audiences saw a laid-back Woods play the 18-hole qualifier at Lost Lake Golf Club.   

 Woods and his caddie, J.J. Kutner, a close buddy of Woods' age, and playing companion, Olin Browne Jr., a former mini-tour pro and son of three-time TOUR champion Olin Browne, laughed throughout the freezing morning.  

 “Great. It was fun playing with Charlie, recalled Browne Jr. “I've never seen so many people at a pre-qualifier.  

 Charlie plays great golf. At 15, playing a professional event is difficult.   

 His behavior was excellent. He hit some good shots today despite not being at his best.”  

 Woods seemed to enjoy his first TOUR pre-qualifier, supported by his family, Elin, and teammates  

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