Golf Phenom Kris Stiles Is Called the Next Tiger Woods, but the 13-Year-Old Wants his Own Path

  • Published: 07 April 2016
  • Thirteen-year-old Kris Stiles is one of the top young golfers in the country and has been drawing comparisons to Tiger Woods from an early age.

    Most kids would only dream of being referred to as the next Tiger, but Kris doesn't see it that way. He wants to blaze his own path.

    Watch as Bleacher Report takes you inside a father and son's relationship, the pursuit of being elite and the power of kindness.

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  • jacktorse28
    jacktorse28  2 weeks back

    Son, you better hope you get compared to Woods as long as you can.

    • jacktorse28
      jacktorse28  2 weeks back

      Dad, come on...Get a job. Best of luck to the young golfer. If you can't imagine it you won't achieve it.

  • Lol Plum
    Lol Plum  3 weeks back

    I’m sorry, is it just me or does he not have a 1.1 handicap

    • Eden Alcantara
      Eden Alcantara  1 months back

      Long way to go son

      • Shirrell P
        Shirrell P  1 months back

        I'm confused. Was the dad disabled??

        • joseph Adams
          joseph Adams  2 months back

          parents are raising their kids to earn money. What happened to parents raising children to be a kind, humble, caring person?

          • joseph Adams
            joseph Adams  2 months back

            its so crazy that parents are this stupid. They see their child do something well and they think he is going to be the next pro billionaire. Get real man. Who knows how he would end up. All the parents are trying to do is hype him up, so that someone would take a look at him. Same thing lavar did for his kids. Let the kids talent prove it, not your mouths.

            • joseph Adams
              joseph Adams  2 months back

              looks like california has done it again, produced another lavar ball LOL

              • sbutler501
                sbutler501  3 months back

                Beautiful swing it’s so pure

                • Rafał
                  Rafał  3 months back

                  I think looking for the next great golfer or the next great in anything among the same racial or ethnical group as the last/biggest one is racist in as of itself.
                  They may be black, white, yellow, pink, blue whatever.
                  Just let them come as they are.

                  • Isabel Humphrey
                    Isabel Humphrey  3 months back

                    the dad is using his son as an excuse not to work.

                    • 12 34
                      12 34  3 months back

                      What a disgusting man.

                      • Ian Dog
                        Ian Dog  4 months back

                        Blacks cant play golf, they lack Coordination. This is not my opinion but cold hard fact.

                        • Guppy Playhouse
                          Guppy Playhouse  4 months back

                          He CAN'T WORK because his son's a good golfer???

                          • Peter Schärer
                            Peter Schärer  4 months back

                            I mean kris said, that is dad quit his job for him to practice, so why are you saying the dad is the downfall for him?
                            He could work but he doesnt, because he wants to help his son practicing!

                            • Benjamin Smith
                              Benjamin Smith  4 months back

                              Bro this kid inspires people to work hard but his dad really needs to get a job

                              • NAGESH H
                                NAGESH H  5 months back

                                I don't want to be called next Tiger woods... that is serious attitude problem at that age. No modesty or sense of humor! So serious?! Seriously?

                                • Jack Armstrong
                                  Jack Armstrong  5 months back

                                  Hey stop telling the dad to get a job I think is there something wrong with supporting you kid

                                  • Maxwell Berg
                                    Maxwell Berg  5 months back

                                    This dad is an actual A-Hole.

                                    • Patti Murphy
                                      Patti Murphy  6 months back

                                      How stupid..they is all kinds of free money for kids with good sat/act scores! Gad is greedy dumb.

                                      • ivan hughes
                                        ivan hughes  6 months back

                                        Awesome people at oakmont country club. Get it Kris.

                                        • LClassic15
                                          LClassic15  6 months back

                                          Parts of this sound like the next Sean O'Hair

                                          • James Harris
                                            James Harris  6 months back

                                            What about the daughter? Good family but I worry about her way out.

                                            • Gypsyfirefly
                                              Gypsyfirefly  6 months back

                                              A man who lets his wife do the heavy lifting is not a man. And, that kid needs to learn some respect. A few too many ass whippings have been left out of his upbringing. He’s damn sure no Tiger Woods.

                                              • DASHYDASH EYESPOKE
                                                DASHYDASH EYESPOKE  6 months back

                                                How’s this kid doing now in 2019...??? Anybody knows??

                                                • Something Wicked This Way Comes

                                                  There are a few reasons for the comparison. There will always be Tiger. Same as there’s only one Jack, one Arnie, and so on. They played their game and learned how to make their game play to the courses. If the kid gets a ride at a Div.I school he'll be getting a good education for free plus some difficult competition. Get his degree and then play pro. Best of luck young man. I’ll let rooting for you.

                                                  • Ricardo Santos
                                                    Ricardo Santos  6 months back

                                                    Thank you sir mom ,words Not enough to acknowledge you guys and club and foundations, sponsoring talented kid support the needs to accomplish the dream and success in life, I Thank you for you’re generosity, God will love what you did and hill remember that .May you all receive all the blessings. we love uuuuuuuu..........

                                                    • Joe W
                                                      Joe W  6 months back

                                                      What are they going to do if he doesn't make it?

                                                      • Jay Jay
                                                        Jay Jay  6 months back

                                                        The kid is already a winner. The father is a loser. GET A JOB!!!!!!! Your wife is tired supporting your lazy ass. She already said no college funds for the children. Grow up or should I say wake up!!!!!!! and stop pressuring and depending on your wife and child’s future in golf. FACT! Your child has a greater chance in becoming a successful businessman than becoming the next Tiger Woods. 🙏

                                                        • Stephen Wilscam
                                                          Stephen Wilscam  6 months back

                                                          Hopefully he will do well. Just keep those freeking adults away from him and the never-ending race card issue. Give it a rest ya all. So sick and tired of po lil ol me and I be black crap. Hogshit.

                                                          • Steve Upisleeve
                                                            Steve Upisleeve  6 months back

                                                            They don't make many women like THAT anymore. A genuine rock. Bless her heart.

                                                            • brent guy
                                                              brent guy  6 months back

                                                              Always another TW...another Elvis...Another Tom Brady, etc etc

                                                              • William Sarokon
                                                                William Sarokon  6 months back

                                                                I am glad to hear him say he wants to be Kris Stiles. Great answer young man,great answer!!! Why not compare him to the best golfer of all time? Who you ask???? Jack Nicklaus!!!

                                                                • Cobb Knobbler
                                                                  Cobb Knobbler  6 months back

                                                                  Yea, don't put any pressure on him or anything. Jesus. I can understand bystanders or fans but that's ridiculous for any coach to call him the next Tiger Woods. This kid will be nothing, mark my words.

                                                                  • Clint Whatley
                                                                    Clint Whatley  6 months back

                                                                    Lancaster is a Desert Shithole....your right

                                                                    • Randy Stebbins
                                                                      Randy Stebbins  6 months back

                                                                      I hope the kid has lots of success regardless of what his parents do or don't do. I'm not going to judge the parents. This kid has a lot of talent and it would be nice if he has the talent of Tiger Woods, but not the ego or the need to be a serial adulterer. I get mad when Tiger is seen as a hero. He's no hero.

                                                                      • iali00
                                                                        iali00  6 months back

                                                                        The mother is definitely the hero...she’s incredible.

                                                                        • Stuart Freeman
                                                                          Stuart Freeman  6 months back

                                                                          U don't have any money because you're too lazy to get a job

                                                                          • Stuart Freeman
                                                                            Stuart Freeman  6 months back

                                                                            Dad is an idiot

                                                                            • Sheldon Cooper
                                                                              Sheldon Cooper  6 months back

                                                                              This is why i do good...

                                                                              • Sheldon Cooper
                                                                                Sheldon Cooper  6 months back

                                                                                People don't see the behind the scenes...

                                                                                • Sheldon Cooper
                                                                                  Sheldon Cooper  6 months back

                                                                                  Good job mom's and pop's you guy's will make it....

                                                                                  • Al Anton
                                                                                    Al Anton  6 months back

                                                                                    Just a reminder: When Tiger was 3 years old, he won the drive, chip and putt competition at Augusta FOR TEN YEAR OLDS !!! And when he was 10 years old he was shooting even par 36 on 9 hole courses -- AT AGE TEN! Still want "next Tiger" stories?

                                                                                    • Overhand Golf Channel
                                                                                      Overhand Golf Channel  6 months back

                                                                                      Maybe the best thing to come out of Lancaster since Frank Zappa.

                                                                                      • bob porter
                                                                                        bob porter  6 months back

                                                                                        Hey dad get a job help out

                                                                                        • J. Baker
                                                                                          J. Baker  6 months back

                                                                                          Dad is a leach. Kid is doomed

                                                                                          • Turd Ferguson
                                                                                            Turd Ferguson  6 months back

                                                                                            The kids talented, but his dad's a dummy. Quiting your job and putting all your eggs in one basket (pro golfer) is incredibly stupid and short sighted. If golf doesn't work out, this kid needs a backup plan.

                                                                                            • Louie Jocson
                                                                                              Louie Jocson  6 months back

                                                                                              No yr not...

                                                                                              • Steve Winter
                                                                                                Steve Winter  6 months back

                                                                                                Any kid can be the next tiger woods, why do they highlight this kid as the next tiger woods? Oh cause he's black. How about ANY kid can be as great as tiger woods. There's always some racial b sht to everything.

                                                                                                • cr 95
                                                                                                  cr 95  6 months back

                                                                                                  I always thought of Tiger as a Black Jack Nicklaus.