Cheyenne Woods, niece of the former #1 golfer in the world, has officially turned pro at 21 years of age and will compete in her first LPGA tournament next week at Wegman’s LPGA Championship.
Woods shot rounds of 74 and 72, both good enough to also grant her a spot in next months U.S. Women’s Open where she hopes to oust the 2011 champion So Yeon Ryu.
In a video interview with Tiger Woods earlier this week, he had nothing but positive things to say about his rookie niece and her accomplishments thus far in her young career.
“I’m excited, I’m very proud of her. She hit her first golf ball in the same garage where I started and (it) is exciting to see her change over the years and see how she’s grown and how she’s matured, and I’m just so proud of her on so many different levels” says Woods.
“To see her take the next step in her life and to embark on a professional career in golf is very exciting for me, not only from being her uncle, but just from being a fan … I’m just so proud of her as a person.”
Cheyenne Woods has won over 30 tournaments as an amateur as well as attended and graduated from Wake Forest where she won the Atlantic Coast Conference individual title in 2011.
Whether or not Cheyenne will forever live in the shadow of her famous Uncle is yet to be seen, however it seems certain that she is heading in the right direction.
Do you think Cheyenne Woods will be plagued by her Uncle Tiger’s missteps?