We met Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger, ahead of her first season as a member of the Ladies European Tour. Cheyenne finished in a tie for 36th at Lalla Aicha Tour School for 2013.
1. Hidden Talent
I can juggle. My trainer taught me a long time ago and I keep it up.
2. Best golf tip
Make sure you have fun.
3. Biggest fear
Drowning or being stuck under water.
4. Superstitions (on and off the course)
Not really. I’m not very superstitious at all.
5. Dream foursome
Just some people from my family.
6. What do you like to do to relax?
I like to go running or get my nails done and listen to music.
7. Words to live by
Everything happens for a reason.
8. Favourite club
9. Favourite distance and shot you love to practice
I like practising my wedges.
10. Favourite golf course
Golf Club of Scottsdale in Arizona: my home course.
11. On your playlist
A lot of R&B, slow songs like Drake, Usher, Trey Songz.
12. What do you do when you spend your time at the airports
Listen to music and people watch.
13. Favourite golfer
Male: Tiger Woods; female, I would say Annika.
14. Lowest round ever
65 in North Caroline at Forsyth Country Club.
15. Age you first broke par
I don’t remember.
16. When did you start playing?
I started playing when I was around five. I’m now 22. I got started in my grandfather’s garage. He gave me an old club and I started swinging and from then he kind of guided me through junior golf and got me started in the game and got me to love it.
17. What’s in your bag?
Putter to driver all Nike and ball, glove, hat, shirt! I always have a bag of beef jerky, snacks, my phone and that’s about it!
18. Favourite place
I love to go to the beach. The Bahamas.
19. Any extravagance
I love jewellery and shoes.
20. What is the quality you appreciate the most in a friend?
21. How did you hear about the LET?
I’ve heard about the European Tour from friends that I have in the States and they’ve loved it. I’ve heard all good things about the European Tour and the players here and how the tournaments are run, so I was excited to get out here and see for myself.
22. If you qualify, what will be your goals for 2013?
Just continue to play well, be one of the top players on the tour, take everything in and enjoy the experience of being able to travel.
23. What is your relationship with Tiger Woods?
He is my uncle. I see him a few times a year. He keeps up with what I’m doing and how I’m playing. He’s always someone I can go to for advice so it’s definitely a good relationship there and I’m thankful to have that.
24. What is your proudest golfing achievement so far?
I would say either my junior year in college when I won the ACC Championship, or this past summer I qualified for the US Women’s Open.