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Cheyenne Woods, Tiger's Niece, Earns LPGA Tour Card

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Cheyenne Woods, 24, is the daughter of Tiger's half-brother Earl Jr.

While her uncle Tiger was struggling through his first tournament in four months at the Hero World Challenge, Cheyenne Woods overcame a secound-round 79 to lock up her 2015 LPGA Tour Card.

She shot a 2-under 70 in the final round of the third and final stage of the Qualifying Tournament at the LPGA International Golf Course in Daytona Beach, Fla. to finish T11 at 5 under.

Woods, 24, is the daughter of Tiger's half-brother Earl Dennison Woods Jr. Tiger's father, Earl Sr., was Cheyenne's grandfather and first coach. According to Golf Channel's Randall Mell, Tiger called Cheyenne to congratulate her shortly after finishing up his final round at Isleworth.

She had a successful amateur and collegiate career at Wake Forest University before turning professional in 2012. She captured her first major professional victory on the Ladies European Tour at the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters in 2013 and competed full time on the Symetra Tour, the LPGA's developmental tour, in 2014.

RELATED: Cheyenne Woods in Golf Magazine's Most Beautiful Women in Golf

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