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One Woods wins, another debuts

Jun 4th, 2012
Staff writer / LifeApps Media

Cheyenne Woods, Tiger's niece, will make her professional|| golf debut this week.|| Photo credit: Wake Forest UniversityTiger Woods' victory at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Sunday may be just the inspiration his niece, Cheyenne Woods, needs as she makes her professional debut this week at the Wegmans LPGA Championship at Locust Hills Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.

Cheyenne Woods recently graduated from Wake Forest University. She was the 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference champion and set the lowest scoring average in the school's history, according to Excel Sports Management, which has signed on to represent her.

So far, Cheyenne Woods is capitalizing on her famous name to play on the tour. She will seek sponsor exemptions throughout the summer and fall, according to Excel, and will attend LPGA qualifying school later this year. She played at the Wegmans in 2009 as an amateur.

Tiger said he will be watching his niece with pride. He spoke about Cheyenne last week during a chat on Google Plus.

"She hit her first golf ball in the same garage I started,” he said. “To see her progress, and quite frankly grow up into a woman, it's exciting to see how she's changed over the years and matured as a person."