Wake Forest Junior Cheyenne Woods may be giving her famous uncle, Tiger Woods, some tips on the golf course before you know it! Cheyenne won the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships Individual Title by seven (count them 7) strokes over her nearest competitor and had a bogey-free final-round 68 at Sedgefield CC in Greensboro, N.C. Sounds like one fierce competitor to me!
In a phone interview with ESPN which you can listen to below, Cheyenne talks about her legacy as Tiger’s niece and her goals to be competitive on the LPGA circuit one day.
Being the niece (or daughter, son, etc.) of a famous athlete has to be tough. For someone like Cheyenne, the comparisons to Tiger Woods will always be there and I can’t imagine that a single press conference would go off with out mention of his current play, life drama, or legacy. According to the reports Cheyenne is aware of that reality and seems poised to make her own name in the sport she loves.
You can read a little more on Cheyenne and her golf background on the Wake Forest site. I love her answer to the question about her golf influencer:
Who has most influenced your golf game? My mom because she was my chauffeur everyday for my golf lessons and taking me to tournaments during junior golf.
Way to go Cheyenne and we look forward to seeing you go after the ACC title again next and wish you luck in the LPGA in the future, too!