When the last name Woods showed up on top of Sunday’s leaderboards, the golfer was not the one many had thought.
Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger Woods, won the ACC women’s individual title with a score of 5-under. She dominated the day, finishing seven shots ahead of her nearest competitor.
Cheyenne, a 20-year-old Phoenix native, says she knew from the outset that it was going to be a good day, telling theACC.com:
“Today, I really felt confident all day and knew I could hit the shots that I wanted to. That was important on this course because the greens are so slick that you have to land the ball in the right spots.”
A junior at Wake Forest, Cheyenne is the daughter of Tiger Woods’ half-brother, Earl Woods Jr. Despite toting one of golf’s most infamous last names, her coach, Diane Dailey says Cheyenne has her own game:
“She’s doing her own thing, and I think she’s been very successful at doing it. She has a famous relative or famous uncle, but for her, that monkey is off her back now. People are going to look at her for who she is, and I think for anybody who came out to watch her play today could see she’s a true champion.”
A proud uncle, Tiger tweeted his congratulations to Cheyenne after her win.
Beginning last Friday, the ACC Women’s Golf Championships were held at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Though she won for the individual title, her Wake Forest team cam in fourth over all behind University of North Carolina, Duke University and University of Virginia.
Congrats to Cheyenne- it’s always good to see a sister on top of her game.