Tiger Woods’ golfer niece Cheyenne Woods traveled to India this week to compete in the Hero Women’s Indian Open in Gurgaon. She’s also been giving numerous interviews to Indian media about her first time in the country and her love for Indian food and fashion.
But she’s also been talking about her childhood golf aspirations, the guidance she gets from her famous uncle, and the importance of fitness training for golfers. Questioned about the prevalence of women in golf in an interview with Mint, Cheyenne said she believes the women’s game is catching up to the men’s.
“It’s really exciting to see more girls play and see the LPGA have more events,” she said.
She’s also an enthusiastic advocate for promoting the sport to younger kids, especially to girls who may be scared away by popular clichés about golf.
“A lot of the time you have these stereotypes that golf is a rich man’s sport or only for boys or is boring,” she said. “It’s important to give the kids more exposure and tell them how fun it can be.”
The Hero Women’s Indian Open takes place from Oct. 23-25.