Two-and-a-half-year-old golf prodigy takes after his hero Tiger Woods

Sports News Two-and-a-half-year-old golf prodigy takes after his hero Tiger Woods

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two-and-a-half-year-old Dax Whittaker takes after his favorite professional golfer and recent Masters champion, Tiger Woods, who also started the sport at a young age.

The tiny tot has a natural swing that has been viewed on social media thousands of times.

His parents Brooke and Dane brought the pint sized prodigy from Utah to ABC News’ Good Morning America studio to show off his skills and share some details about how their little boy got started.

“He honestly started walking and we gave him a club,” his mom said. “He just keeps getting better,” she added as Dax sank a four-foot putt with cheers from the audience.

“Right from the second he held the club he had a good swing. Brooke played college golf so she must have passed her abilities to him,” his dad Dane said.

She continued, “we let him watch videos, Tiger Woods videos and highlights, and he just picked it up.”

His parents said they bought him a set of beginner practice clubs after he saw his first Tiger Woods highlights at 15-months-old and “became obsessed.”

Dax now has something in common with the 43-year-old five-time Masters champ — they both appeared on national television at the same young age. Woods made his TV debut on The Mike Douglas Show in 1978.

Not only did the little boy show off his short game, but he took a big practice swing with his driver that also wowed the audience and anchors.

But, it’s actually Dax’s seven iron that his parents said is his favorite club.

“I think he’s going to be amazing whatever he does. The fact that he can pick this up and go with it, is amazing to me,” his mom said proudly.

While golf seems to be a hole-in-one, his dad said there are other sports in his skill set.

“It’s seasonal,” the dad said, “once basketball’s in season [he’s into that.]

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Posted On 18 Apr 2019

Scoreboard roundup — 4/17/19

Sports News Scoreboard roundup -- 4/17/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:


Pittsburgh 3 Detroit 2, 10 Innings

Kansas City 4 Chi White Sox 3, 10 Innings
NY Yankees 5 Boston 3
Cleveland 1 Seattle 0
Tampa Bay 8 Baltimore 1
Minnesota 4 Toronto 1
Texas 5 LA Angels 4
Oakland 2 Houston 1

Philadelphia 3 NY Mets 2
St. Louis 6 Milwaukee 3
LA Dodgers 3 Cincinnati 2
Washington 9 San Francisco 6
Chi Cubs 6 Miami 0
Arizona 3 Atlanta 2, 10 Innings

Boston 99 Indiana 91
Milwaukee 120 Detroit 99
Houston 118 Utah 98

Boston 6 Toronto 4
Dallas 5 Nashville 1
OT Colorado 3 Calgary 2

Vancouver 1 Los Angeles FC 0

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Posted On 18 Apr 2019