From an article at the New York Times: It will be her first tour event, and although she is older than Tiger was when he made his PGA debut as an amateur, she said she never thought she would be testing herself against professionals this young. From a report at NPR.com: Woods, an 18-year-old who bears a strong physical resemblance to her legendary uncle, could have stayed on the West Coast to play for a powerhouse program. But instead, she chose Wake Forest, a small liberal arts school in Winston-Salem, N.
By finishing T-13th in the Final Qualifying Tournament, she earned her LPGA tour card for 2016.
Woods is the sixth African-American to play on the LPGA Tour.
Play had been suspended early Wednesday in the season-ending championship of the Ladies European Tour following the death of caddie Max Zechmann on the course.
Cheyenne Woods, the niece of superstar golfer Tiger, was one shot off the lead held by England's Florentyna Parker after the first round of the tragedy-hit Dubai Ladies Masters on Thursday.
It is remarkable to know her sports history, her biggest mentor – her Grandfather Earl Woods Sr.