Woods to compete at Girls' Championship

17 year old Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger Woods, will compete in the 59th US Junior Girls Championship at Tacoma Country and Golf Club from July 23 - July 28. Cheyenne Woods lives in Phoenix and will soon begin her senior year of high school. She is currently ranked 74th in the amateur girls' rankings.

Cheyenne is the daughter of Earl Woods, Jr., half-brother of Tiger Woods. Her dad is a machinist and divorced from her mom, Susan. Her paternal grandfather, Earl Woods, Sr., played a huge role in helping to shape the game of the teenage golfer. Prior to his marriage to Tiger's mom, Earl Woods, Sr. was married and had three children. The oldest of the three was Cheyenne's dad.

As a 3-year-old in her grandfather's garage, she watched her Uncle Tiger putt and take practice swings. It is where she first picked up a golf club. Her grandfather supported her financially in her endeavors to compete. More importantly, he supported her emotionally. He gave her chipping lessons. Tiger has tutored her as well. She says his advice has been, "Just kick butt and have fun."
Cheyenne shares many things with her uncle -- but maybe not the same powerful drive to win. She has publicly stated her goal is to be in the top five. Her uncle has been ranked #1 for more than nine years.

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