PITTSFORD, NY - JUNE 07: Cheyenne Woods watches her approach shot on the first hole during the Wegmans LPGA Championship at Locust Hill Country Club on June 7, 2012 in Pittsford, New York. Cheyenne, Tiger Woods niece, began her pro career during the first round. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
She may have a famous uncle, but Cheyenne Woods is making a name for herself.
Tiger Woods’ niece Cheyenne Woods cruised to her first professional victory on Thursday, winning the Suncoast Ladies Series at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., by four strokes.
The elder Woods, playing in this week's Deutsche Bank Championship, took to Twitter to boast about his half brother, Earl Woods Jr.’s, daughter.
"Congrats to my niece Cheyenne on winning her first professional event on SunCoast Ladies Series Tour!" @TigerWoods tweeted Thursday. "Won by 4, very proud."
Cheyenne Woods, who graduated from Wake Forest and turned pro earlier this year, posted scores of 67-68-69 in the 54-hole event to beat Taylore Karle of Scottsdale, Ariz. The Suncoast Ladies Series is an LPGA Tour minor league organization. As of Thursday, Woods ranked sixth on the Series’ money list, with $5,000.