Cheyenne Woods has returned to Buckinghamshire Golf Club to make her second appearance in the ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters this week, four months after claiming her maiden LET win at the VOLVIK RACV Ladies Masters in Australia. She spoke to Sky Sports News ahead of the Ladies European Tour's showcase event.
The final preparations are under way at the glorious Buckinghamshire Golf Club. Cheyenne, are you looking forward to this week?
I’m really excited. I’m playing well and I played here last year so it feels good to be back and I’m looking forward to the week. It’s a great tournament for us and some of the best ladies’ in the world are going to be playing this week. I’m looking forward to it because the course is looking beautiful and the weather has been great.
It is one of the most prestigious titles in the women’s game. How tough is it going to be?
Very tough! There are a lot of great golfers and tough competition. The best in Europe and the world, so I’m looking forward to it. My game is ready. Round one is Thursday and we are playing out here until Sunday.
This year you won in Australia. What was that like?
It was great for me personally. It was self-validation of what I’m able to achieve and it’s only the beginning. It was great to get my career started that way and I’m delighted to be back on the Ladies European Tour and have another chance of winning this week.
Has that boosted your confidence?
Yes, definitely. I’m capable of competing with these girls and I’m looking forward to doing it again.
There are a lot of great golfers out here. You have the legends, Laura Davies, Karrie Webb, the youngsters, like Charley Hull and Minjee Lee, the number one amateur in the world, so it’s going to be tough to compete.
It’s a big week next week too. How will this help?
Getting adjusted with the time is always a big thing for me. I’m still adjusting but being in Europe feels great. I’m looking forward to this week and next at the British Open. It feels good to be in Europe.
Where is the women’s game in Europe?
You definitely see the women’s game getting more and more popular. There is a lot of great skill out here and people starting to recognise that, which is good. We have a lot of great personalities, a lot of great competitors. It’s good to see the game getting more recognised.