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Cheyenne Woods      

Professional Golfer; Niece of Tiger Woods

Cheyenne Woods is a professional golfer and the niece of golf legend Tiger Woods.

Woods is only the sixth African-American to play on the LPGA Tour. In an interview, Woods said, "An African-American woman has never won on the LPGA, so in general I just feel that golf needs to be more accessible and more inclusive."

In April 2011, while playing for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Woods won the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championship. In 2012, Woods turned professional after graduating from Wake Forest University. She made her professional debut at the 2012 LPGA Championship and she had her first professional win on the SunCoast Ladies Series in late August 2012.

In 2013, Woods became a member of the Ladies European Tour and finished 78th on the Order of Merit. In 2014, Woods had her second professional win (and first on a major tour) at the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters.

In December 2014, Woods finished T-11th in the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, thereby earning Category 12 membership, which entitled her to entry in most full-field events apart from the more prestigious events. In the 2015 season, she made only eight cuts and had to go through qualifying again. By finishing T-13th in the Final Qualifying Tournament, she earned her LPGA tour card for 2016.

Woods began playing golf at just five years old. Her grandfather, Earl Woods, Tiger Woods's father, was her first golf coach and provided early inspiration. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, ping-pong, and traveling.



Cheyenne Woods earns LPGA Tour card for 2015 - ESPN

Cheyenne Woods, the niece of 14-time major champion Tiger Woods, earned full 2015 LPGA Tour status for the first time after finishing tied for 11th at the finalĀ ...

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