Tiger Woods' wife gives birth to son Charlie

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

On the day Tiger Woods usually hoists a trophy at Torrey Pines, the world's No. 1 golfer was busy with the birth of his first son.

Woods announced on his website Monday that his wife Elin had given birth to a boy, Charlie Axel Woods. It is the couple's second child following the birth of daughter Sam Alexis in June 2007.

"Elin and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our son, Charlie Axel Woods, who was born on Sunday February 8, 2009," Woods wrote in the statement. "Both Charlie and Elin are doing great, and we want to thank everyone for their sincere best wishes and kind thoughts. Sam is very excited to be a big sister, and we feel truly blessed to have such a wonderful family.

"I also want to thank our doctors, nurses and the hospital staff for their personal and professional care. We look forward to introducing Charlie to you at the appropriate time, and again thanks from all of us for your kindness and support."

The 33-year-old Woods is a six-time winner of the Buick Invitational, where he also won the U.S. Open last summer. That was the last tournament he has played due to knee surgery a week later

— AP

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