Cheyenne Woods will make her Malaysian debut in the sixth edition of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, which tees off at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC) this October 8-11.
The 25-year-old from Phoenix Arizona, who is perhaps better known for being the niece of 14-time Major winner Tiger Woods, joined the LPGA Tour in December last year. Sharing the same inspiration from grandfather Earl Woods (Tiger’s father) – who was also her first coach – she enjoyed a prolific career as an amateur, winning more than 30 tournaments, before turning professional in 2012.
Woods made her professional debut at the 2012 LPGA Championship and had her first professional win on the SunCoast Ladies Series in August 2012. In 2013, Woods became a member of the Ladies European Tour and finished 78th on the Order of Merit. Her second professional win came at the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters, before earning her Category 12 LPGA Tour card following her T-11 finish in December’s Final Qualifying Tournament.
While she continues to make steady improvement on the golf course, the combination of good looks, an athletic figure and natural charm – no doubt aided by the family connection – has seen an explosion of interest in her off course – not least being voted one of the most beautiful women in golf by golf.com.
“I’ve had some ups and downs in my first year but overall I’m learning a lot about my game and what it takes to be a top player. So I’m constantly trying to get better and trying to learn what I’ve got to do to get to that number one spot. I’m looking forward to the Asian Swing which will be a new experience for me,” she said.
And on her debut appearance at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, she added: “I’ve heard a lot of great things about the tournament so I’m looking forward to seeing it myself. We get to travel to a lot of amazing places throughout the year and I always like to get to know the places that we visit, so I’ll definitely get out to see some of the sites around KL.”
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