Cheyenne Woods, the 21-year-old niece of Tiger Woods, has officially turned pro and will seek to earn her card on the LPGA Tour and become the first woman of African-American descent to play on the ladies pro circuit.
“I am really looking forward to pursuing my goals and dreams to compete on the highest level,” Cheyenne Woods said in a statement on Monday. “As I begin my professional career, I am confident and excited about working with Excel [Sports Management] as they help shape my future, both personally and professionally.”
Excel Sports Management is the same agency that represents her uncle, Tiger Woods. Cheyenne is the daughter of Earl Woods Jr., Tiger’s half brother.
Cheyenne Woods, who looks like she could be Tiger Woods’ sister, was an outstanding golfer at Wake Forest, where she was a two-time All-American and set the school record for lowest scoring average. Tiger Woods recently Tweeted about her seven-stroke victory in the ACC Golf Championship.
Woods will seek sponsor exemptions for the remainder of the LPGA Tour season and attend qualifying school later this year. If she earns her card she would be the first woman’s golfer of African-American descent to make the LPGA.