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 25)
Phoenix, Arizona
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence Phoenix, Arizona
Career
College Wake Forest University
Turned professional 2012
Current tour(s) Ladies European Tour (joined 2013)
LPGA Tour (joined 2015)
Former tour(s) Symetra Tour (2014)
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
Ladies European Tour 1
ALPG Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration DNP
Women's PGA C'ship CUT: 2012, 2015
U.S. Women's Open CUT: 2012, 2014
Women's British Open CUT: 2014
Evian Championship CUT: 2013, 2014

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] In an interview with Golf Digest Woods stated that her mother was White and her father African-American with some Asian and Native American. [3]

She played for the Xavier College Preparatory golf team and won back-to-back Arizona 5A State Championships in 2006 and 2007.[3] She graduated from Wake Forest University (2012) where she played golf for the Demon Deacons. She has won more than 30 amateur tournaments.[4]

In 2009, she received a sponsor's exemption to play in an LPGA tournament, the Wegmans LPGA. She missed the cut by four strokes.[5]

In April 2011, she won the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championship.[6]

In 2012, Woods turned professional after graduating from Wake Forest.[7] 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.[7] She had her first professional win on the SunCoast Ladies Series in late August 2012.[8][9]

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.[10]

In December 2014, Woods finished T-11th in the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, thereby earning Category 12 membership, which entitles her to entry in most full-field events apart from the more prestigious events.[11] Woods is the sixth African-American to play on the LPGA Tour.[12] In an interview Woods said "An African American woman has never won on the LPGA, so in general I just feel that golf needs to be more accessible and more inclusive."[citation needed]

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 LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015
ANA Inspiration DNP DNP DNP DNP
Women's PGA Championship CUT DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Women's Open CUT DNP CUT DNP
Women's British Open DNP DNP CUT DNP
The Evian Championship ^ CUT 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. ^ "Player Bio: Cheyenne Woods - Wake Forest". Retrieved June 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Think Young, Play Hard: Cheyenne Woods". Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ Crouse, Karen (June 24, 2009). "Following a Famous Uncle and Also Her Ambition". The New York Times. Retrieved June 28, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Woods misses cut; Shin extends lead". ESPN. June 27, 2009. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  6. ^ Kelley, Brent (April 17, 2011). "Cheyenne Woods Wins ACC Championship". About.com. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Wall, Jonathan (May 31, 2012). "Cheyenne Woods, Tiger's niece, qualifies for U.S. Women's Open". Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ "SunCoast Ladies Series – LPGA Int'l Champions Course – Final Round Results" (PDF). SunCoast Ladies Series. August 29, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Cheyenne Woods, Tiger's niece, wins event at LPGA International". The Daytona Beach News-Journal. August 31, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  10. ^ McEwan, Michael (February 10, 2014). "Woods wins – no, not that Woods!". Bunkered. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Final Round Results - LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament". LPGA. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Parks and Woods Become First African American Duo on Tour Since 1971". LPGA. January 26, 2015. 

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