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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  • Benjamin Smith
    Benjamin Smith  3 weeks back

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

    • NAGESH H
      NAGESH H  4 weeks 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  1 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  1 months back

          This dad is an actual A-Hole.

          • Patti Murphy
            Patti Murphy  2 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  2 months back

              Awesome people at oakmont country club. Get it Kris.

              • KYExtemper
                KYExtemper  2 months back

                Parts of this sound like the next Sean O'Hair

                • James Harris
                  James Harris  2 months back

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

                  • Gypsyfirefly
                    Gypsyfirefly  2 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  2 months back

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

                      • Barney Fike
                        Barney Fike  3 months back

                        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  3 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  3 months back

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

                            • jdm2DTOP
                              jdm2DTOP  3 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  3 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  3 months back

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

                                  • brent guy
                                    brent guy  3 months back

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

                                    • William Sarokon
                                      William Sarokon  3 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  3 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  3 months back

                                          Lancaster is a Desert Shithole....your right

                                          • Randy Stebbins
                                            Randy Stebbins  3 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  3 months back

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

                                              • Stuart Freeman
                                                Stuart Freeman  3 months back

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

                                                • Stuart Freeman
                                                  Stuart Freeman  3 months back

                                                  Dad is an idiot

                                                  • Sheldon Cooper
                                                    Sheldon Cooper  3 months back

                                                    This is why i do good...

                                                    • Sheldon Cooper
                                                      Sheldon Cooper  3 months back

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

                                                      • Sheldon Cooper
                                                        Sheldon Cooper  3 months back

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

                                                        • Al Anton
                                                          Al Anton  3 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?

                                                          • Ben Grimm
                                                            Ben Grimm  3 months back

                                                            Tiger Woods had a great dad. This kid has a hustler.

                                                            • cr 95
                                                              cr 95  3 months back

                                                              Tiger's dad had the sexual discipline of a farm animal. The lessons he taught were beyond golf.

                                                          • Overhand Golf Channel
                                                            Overhand Golf Channel  3 months back

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

                                                            • bob porter
                                                              bob porter  3 months back

                                                              Hey dad get a job help out

                                                              • J. Baker
                                                                J. Baker  3 months back

                                                                Dad is a leach. Kid is doomed

                                                                • Turd Ferguson
                                                                  Turd Ferguson  3 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  3 months back

                                                                    No yr not...

                                                                    • Steve Winter
                                                                      Steve Winter  3 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  3 months back

                                                                        I always thought of Tiger as a Black Jack Nicklaus.

                                                                    • Wyze Geye
                                                                      Wyze Geye  3 months back

                                                                      it's all well and good, but an easier path would be academics. straight A's can be achieved by just about anyone and if you do get a 4.0 gpa, academic scholarships abound. studying and getting good grades can be done by most while dunking or jumping/throwing fast, or doing something powerful is probably not achievable by all.

                                                                      • Carl Hopkinson
                                                                        Carl Hopkinson  3 months back

                                                                        3 State Championships??..Golf Scholarship is a lock.

                                                                        • Carl Hopkinson
                                                                          Carl Hopkinson  3 months back

                                                                          Who is his coach??

                                                                          • Greg Schaeffer
                                                                            Greg Schaeffer  3 months back

                                                                            Good luck in your life and career Kris. You have a good team behind you that I know you're grateful for. When you listen to Tiger Woods accepting the Medal of Freedom award, you realize it takes a team. Surround yourself with good people.

                                                                            • Ronald Stormy
                                                                              Ronald Stormy  3 months back

                                                                              Tiger had 2 prostitutes following him on the golf course

                                                                              • Rizalina Jamin
                                                                                Rizalina Jamin  3 months back

                                                                                there"s only one tiger woods ha ha ha ha .

                                                                                • oldmansingin love
                                                                                  oldmansingin love  3 months back

                                                                                  Why wud u say that, dont like to be referred to tiger? Dont ego ur childhood dream based on what people tell u... Thats not a goid start... Be humble n u ll b ok

                                                                                  • Roz
                                                                                    Roz  3 months back

                                                                                    We are going to be rich. This dad is dangerous. Go get a job bro.

                                                                                    • Roz
                                                                                      Roz  3 months back

                                                                                      This is craziness

                                                                                      • AIP Services
                                                                                        AIP Services  3 months back

                                                                                        The kids little sister has a better swing than I do :(

                                                                                        • Troy Haskins
                                                                                          Troy Haskins  3 months back

                                                                                          Theres no NEXT Tiger NEXT Jack Nicklaus..let this kid be his OWN man..its good that the father is in his life of course..needs to get priorities right..he should also have a J-O-B PERIOD!!!

                                                                                          • Shadow2033
                                                                                            Shadow2033  3 months back

                                                                                            GREAT STORY

                                                                                            • James Spencer
                                                                                              James Spencer  3 months back

                                                                                              Dad needs to back off and understand what it takes to make a 15’ft putt under pressure. If Dad knew anything about golf he would know or would be good at the game himself. Dad may put so much pressure on the kid that he may burn out or rebel on golf. Dad has to understand what type of relationship he wants with his son. The fact that he said ... we are going to be rich , brings light to his motivation.
                                                                                              My son is a really good golfer and turned down D1 scholarships and D2 offers because he did not want his college experience to be about golf. It was hard but it’s his decision and his future, we just want him to enjoy the game and friendships he has.. on and off the course.