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Brent Kelley

Cheyenne Woods Makes Successful Collegiate Debut

By September 16, 2008

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cheyenne woods An Associated Press article from earlier in the day reminds that there's now a second Woods golfer who is starting to show up on the national scene. Cheyenne Woods, Tiger's niece, recently made her collegiate debut as a member of the Wake Forest women's golf team.

Wake Forest is famous for its golfers; Arnold Palmer, Lanny Wadkins, Curtis Strange and Jay Haas, among others, played golf at the North Carolina school.

Cheyenne's debut took place earlier in the month at the NCAA Fall Preview, where she made the 5-woman starting lineup and posted scores of 75-76-74--225. She finished 26th.

"She's going to have an impact on the team right away," coach Dianne Dailey said.

Woods has played in charity matches with Tiger in support of his foundation and, though she doesn't speak with her uncle on a regular basis, said he inspires her.

"Just seeing him on TV and knowing that someone in my family is succeeding, it's just really motivating," she said.

Cheyenne is from Phoenix and played high school golf at one of the top programs in the country, Xavier Prep, for legendary coach Sister Lynn. There Woods was the three-time team MVP, and two-time (2006-07) Arizona state champion. The Arizona Republic, the largest newspaper in the state, named her the Arizona High School Golfer of the Year in 2007, and her junior career includes more than 30 tournament victories.

(Image courtesy of Wake Forest University; used with permission)

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September 18, 2008 at 8:33 pm
(1) wally says:

How can Tiger have a Niece? I thought he was an only child.

September 18, 2008 at 9:23 pm
(2) Gonzo says:

Woods was born in Cypress, California to Earl (1932-2006) and Kultida (Tida) Woods. He is the only child of their marriage but has two half-brothers, Earl Jr. (born 1955) and Kevin (born 1957), and one half-sister, Royce (born 1958) from the 18-year marriage of Earl Woods and his first wife, Barbara Woods Gray.

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