Sorry, Charlie: Tiger Woods keeps 2 putters off limits to his son

Um, not that putter, son

An old friend returns to Tiger Woods’ bag this week, as he reunites with the Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport 2 that helped lead him to 13 of his 14 major championships.

The putter has resided at home in Woods’ Jupiter, Fla., manse, inside his indoor putting studio. And it’s one of two putters that the golfer’s young son, Charlie, knows he is not allowed to touch.

One is the Scotty Cameron by Titleist Teryllium Newport putter (black, with a copper-colored insert) Woods used in his record-setting 12-shot victory at the 1997 Masters, his first major victory.

And the other is the trusty Newport 2 that Woods wielded to win the 1999 PGA Championship, 2008 U.S. Open and 11 other major championships in between.

“They sit next to each other,” Woods explained of the putters. “Touch any other putter, do anything you want with any other putter. These putters are off-limits.”

To make his point clearer, he’d explain to Charlie, who will be 8 in February, “These two, Daddy only.”

And has Tiger ever had to scold his son for touching one of the two off-limits putters? Woods smiled.

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

Tiger Woods is serious about his putting, and his putters. Just ask his son, Charlie. (GETTY IMAGES)