|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Cheyenne Nicole Woods|
July 25, 1990 |
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|College||Wake Forest University|
|Current tour(s)||Ladies European Tour (joined 2013)
LPGA Tour (joined 2015)
|Former tour(s)||Symetra Tour (2014)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Ladies European Tour||1|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|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 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. Cheyenne Woods, the daughter of Tiger’s half-brother, Earl Woods Jr., is just one of six Black women to ever make it to the LPGA Tour, a feat that is not lost on her and the golf world. She has not gained as much attention as her super-famous uncle, but she does draw a crowd wherever she goes in her first year on the premier circuit.
She played for the Xavier College Preparatory golf team and won back-to-back Arizona 5A State Championships in 2006 and 2007. She graduated from Wake Forest University (2012) where she played golf for the Demon Deacons. She has won more than 30 amateur tournaments.
In 2012, Woods turned professional after graduating from Wake Forest. 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. She had her first professional win on the SunCoast Ladies Series in late August 2012.
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.
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. Woods is the sixth African-American to play on the LPGA Tour. 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."
Professional wins (2)
Ladies European Tour wins (1)
|1||Feb 9, 2014||Volvik RACV Ladies Masters*||69-67-71-69=276||−16||2 strokes||Minjee Lee (a)||37,500|
* Co-sanctioned with ALPG Tour
Other wins (1)
- 2012 SunCoast Ladies Series LPGA International
Results in LPGA majors
Results not in chronological order before 2015.
|Women's PGA Championship||CUT||DNP||DNP||CUT|
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT||DNP||CUT||DNP|
|Women's British Open||DNP||DNP||CUT|
|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
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- Crouse, Karen (June 24, 2009). "Following a Famous Uncle and Also Her Ambition". The New York Times. Retrieved June 28, 2009.
- "Woods misses cut; Shin extends lead". ESPN. June 27, 2009. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
- Kelley, Brent (April 17, 2011). "Cheyenne Woods Wins ACC Championship". About.com. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
- Wall, Jonathan (May 31, 2012). "Cheyenne Woods, Tiger's niece, qualifies for U.S. Women's Open". Retrieved June 5, 2012.
- "SunCoast Ladies Series – LPGA Int'l Champions Course – Final Round Results" (PDF). SunCoast Ladies Series. August 29, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
- "Cheyenne Woods, Tiger's niece, wins event at LPGA International". The Daytona Beach News-Journal. August 31, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
- McEwan, Michael (February 10, 2014). "Woods wins – no, not that Woods!". Bunkered. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
- "Final Round Results - LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament". LPGA. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
- "Parks and Woods Become First African American Duo on Tour Since 1971". LPGA. January 26, 2015.
- Cheyenne Woods at the Ladies European Tour official site
- Cheyenne Woods at the LPGA Tour official site
- Cheyenne Woods on Twitter
- Photos of Cheyenne Woods playing golf