Tiger Woods’ niece wins Australian Ladies Masters on the Gold Coast.
Cheyenne Woods won the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters on Sunday, and in doing so won a name for herself.
Prior to the weekend, Woods was arguably most famous for being the niece of Tiger Woods. She managed to hold off 17-year-old Australian amateur Minjee Lee for her most notable professional victory and assure golf fans that she is making a name for herself.
The post-victory interviews with Woods revealed some of the pressure she has been under with such a famous uncle.
“I’ve been pro for two years and, for the majority of it, people just think of me as Tiger Woods’ niece, so now I have a game of my own and I have a title now, a win, which is exciting,” Woods said after her round on Sunday.
“It’s nice now to say to people that I can play and I’m not just a name. Growing up with the last name of Woods, there’s a lot of expectations and pressure and spotlight on you but I always knew that I was able to win.”
Uncle Tiger congratulated Cheyenne Woods via Twitter:
Way to go @Cheyenne_Woods ! A great win and accomplishment. I’m so proud of you.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) February 9, 2014
Woods heads to Melbourne this week to play the Women’s Australian Open which begins on Thursday at Victoria Golf Club.
On to the next… Wheels up to Melbourne ✈️✈️
— Cheyenne Woods (@Cheyenne_Woods) February 9, 2014