Tiger and Elin Woods welcome baby boy

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Tiger and Elin Woods are today celebrating the birth of their second child, Charlie Axel Woods.

Woods confirmed that his wife Elin had given birth to their first son on his website on Monday morning.

Charlie is the couple's second child following the birth of daughter Sam Alexis the day after the U.S. Open 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 said 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 world number one said last week that his schedule on his return to competitive golf would depend largely on the birth of his second child.