Tiger's niece, Cheyenne Woods, ready for LPGA debut

Tiger’s niece, Cheyenne Woods, ready for LPGA debut

While we'll have to wait a few years for the pro debuts of Sam and Charlie Woods, another Woods will be making her first professional start this week at the Wegmans LPGA. Tiger's 18-year-old niece, Cheyenne, a freshman at Wake Forest, received a sponsor's exemption and will tee it up with a field that includes Michelle Wie, Paula Creamer and Natalie Gulbis.In an interview with The Buffalo News, Woods said she doesn't feel any pressure being Tiger's neice. "There is the expectation of 'Woods,'" the 18-year-old said. "I've grown up with it. I'm used
to having the title and seeing the headlines read 'Tiger Woods' niece.' But I also want to
make a name for myself."
It explains why her teammates don't hear the soft-spoken freshman even whisper the name of her
uncle, even though her facial features, fist pump and golf swing all scream Tiger Woods.
Cheyenne is the daughter of Earl Woods Jr., who is the son of Tiger's father from a previous marriage. She decided on a career in golf after seeing her uncle win the Masters by 12 strokes in 1997. While Cheyenne didn't have as stellar an amateur career as Tiger, she was chosen the 2007 Arizona High School Golfer of the Year by the Arizona Republic, and at Wake Forest she qualified for every tournament as a freshman.

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