Cheyenne Woods

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Cheyenne Woods
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Cheyenne Nicole Woods
Born (1990-07-25) July 25, 1990 (age 23)
Phoenix, Arizona
Nationality  United States
Residence Phoenix, Arizona
Career
College Wake Forest University
Turned professional 2012
Current tour(s) Ladies European Tour (joined 2013)
Symetra Tour (joined 2014)
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
Ladies European Tour 1
ALPG Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship DNP
LPGA Championship CUT: 2012
U.S. Women's Open CUT: 2012, 2014
Women's British Open CUT: 2014
The Evian Championship CUT: 2013

Cheyenne Nicole Woods (born July 25, 1990) is an American professional golfer.

Woods was born in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a daughter of Susan Woods[1] and Earl Dennison Woods Jr., who is golfer Tiger Woods' half-brother, making Cheyenne Tiger's niece. Her paternal grandfather, Earl Woods (Tiger's father), was her first coach.[2]

She played for the Xavier College Preparatory golf team and won back-to-back Arizona 5A State Championships in 2006 and 2007.[2] She graduated from Wake Forest University (2012) where she played golf for the Demon Deacons. She has won more than 30 amateur tournaments.[3]

In 2009, she received a sponsor's exemption to play in an LPGA tournament, the Wegmans LPGA. She missed the cut by four strokes.[4]

In April 2011, she won the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championship.[5]

In 2012, Woods turned professional after graduating from Wake Forest.[6] She qualified for the 2012 U.S. Women's Open by finishing as co-medalist at her qualifier and made her professional debut at the 2012 LPGA Championship.[6] She had her first professional win on the SunCoast Ladies Series in late August 2012.[7][8]

In 2013, Woods became a member of the Ladies European Tour and finished 78th on the Order of Merit. In 2014, Woods had her second professional win (and first on a major tour) at the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters.[9]

Professional wins (2)[edit]

Ladies European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning
score
To par Margin
of victory
Runner-up Winner's
share ()
1 Feb 9, 2014 Volvik RACV Ladies Masters* 69-67-71-69=276 −16 2 strokes Australia Minjee Lee (a) 37,500

* Co-sanctioned with ALPG Tour

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 2012 SunCoast Ladies Series LPGA International

Results in major championships[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2014.

Tournament 2012 2013 2014
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Women's Open CUT DNP CUT
Women's British Open DNP DNP CUT
LPGA Championship CUT DNP
The Evian Championship ^ CUT

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied
Yellow background for top-10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brady, Erik (May 17, 2011). "Tiger Woods' niece Cheyenne creating golf identity of her own". 'USA Today. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Player Bio: Cheyenne Woods - Wake Forest". Retrieved June 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ Crouse, Karen (June 24, 2009). "Following a Famous Uncle and Also Her Ambition". The New York Times. Retrieved June 28, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Woods misses cut; Shin extends lead". ESPN. June 27, 2009. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  5. ^ Kelley, Brent (April 17, 2011). "Cheyenne Woods Wins ACC Championship". About.com. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Wall, Jonathan (May 31, 2012). "Cheyenne Woods, Tiger's niece, qualifies for U.S. Women's Open". Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ "SunCoast Ladies Series – LPGA Int'l Champions Course – Final Round Results". SunCoast Ladies Series. August 29, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Cheyenne Woods, Tiger's niece, wins event at LPGA International". The Daytona Beach News-Journal. August 31, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  9. ^ McEwan, Michael (February 10, 2014). "Woods wins – no, not that Woods!". Bunkered. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 

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