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Tiger Woods’ Niece, Cheyenne Woods, Gets First Tour Victory

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cheyenne woodsBy David Bloodsaw

It looks like golf runs in the Wood’s family. Tiger Wood’s niece has the eye of the tiger and won her first major tournament. According to The Bleacher Report Cheyenne Woods won the 2014 Australian Volvik RACV Ladies Masters. The budding golfer took the lead in the second round and never let up (sound like anyone we know).

Cheyenne Woods, who attended Wake Forest College has already been victorious in 30 tournaments and is a two-time All American.

This is Ms. Woods second year competing for the Ladies European Tour. Her expectations are now through the roof having won her first major tour. The win is a huge boon for her career being that she didn’t make the cut for the LPGA qualifying school the last two years.

Cheyenne expressed her joy via twitter, “Had such an amazing week here in the Gold Coast at the Volvik RACV Australian Ladies Masters. Thank you @ALPGtour @LETgolf @RACVGolf !”

Sports reporter Shane Bacon also chimed in to say that Cheyenne will “be an absolute superstar.”

Even her famous uncle had to shout out about her victory – tweeting, “Way to go @Cheyenne_Woods ! A great win and accomplishment. I’m so proud of you.”

Ms. Woods was raised in Phoenix, Arizona and is the daughter of Tiger’s half brother. Her first coach Earl Woods (Tiger’s father) is her grandfather. She played for the Xavier College Preparatory Team and attended Wake Forest College.

Cheyenne turned pro after she graduated from Wake Forest. She qualified for the 2012 Women’s Open and her first professional tournament was the LPGA Championship in 2012.

Woods became a member of the Ladies European Tour and placed 78th.  The Volvik RACC Australian Ladies Masters is her second professional win. Woods first pro win was at the Sun Coast Ladies Series in 2012.

The Australian win is special because it’s her first major tour victory.

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