We’re going to go out on a limb here. Cheyenne Woods, Tiger’s niece, won the 2011 ACC Golf Championship at Wake Forest. She won thirty amateur events before she turned pro eight years ago. To date, she hasn’t notched a single victory on the LPGA Tour. Her best showing so far has been eighth place at the New Zealand Open back in 2017. She’s yet to make a cut in 2020.
So why are we profiling this young lady? Sure, she’s beautiful and provides us a nice cover photo, but that’s not it. Take a look at that smile. No matter what happens in Cheyenne’s life, that smile is always on her face. Win, lose, or draw, she stays positive. That epitomizes what October Golf Magazine is all about. No matter what, keep your head up and stay positive.
Sometimes, life sucks. We’ve been dealing with adversity for a few months now. Imagine going through an eight-year losing streak. Coming out of college, Cheyenne Woods came on to the LPGA Tour with lofty expectations. She was a pedigree and a proven winner at the highest collegiate and amateur levels. What happened? Was the spotlight too bright for her? Was Tiger’s shadow too big?
Cheyenne is thirty now. She’s not the player her uncle was at that age. Then again, no one is. We still have faith in her. Personally, I believe she will win her first pro tournament this year. Call me crazy, but I believe this girl still has it in her. Those amateur titles weren’t a fluke. Cheyenne Woods can play the game of golf. Fans are rooting for her and so are we. I’m betting on her in 2020.
LPGA Pushes Reopening Date to July 15th
You’ll see the boys play on June 11th, but the ladies aren’t going to reopen their season until July 15th. The LPGA announced the extension this week. Here’s what the remainder of the year looks like:
- July 15-18: Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, Midland Country Club, Midland, Michigan, $2,300,000
- July 31 – Aug. 2: ShopRite LPGA Classic,Seaview Hotel and G.C., Galloway, New Jersey, $1,750,000 (rescheduled from May 29-31)
- Aug. 6-9: The Evian Championship, Evian Resort G.C., Evian-les-Bains, France, $4,100,000 (rescheduled)
- Aug. 13-16: Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland, $1,500,000
- Aug. 20-23: AIG Women’s British Open, Royal Troon Golf Club, Troon, Scotland, $4,500,000
- Aug. 27-30: UL International Crown, Centurion Club, St. Albans, England, $1,600,000
- Sept. 3-6: CP Women’s Open, Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, $2,350,000
- Sept. 10-13: ANA Inspiration, Mission Hills C.C., Rancho Mirage, California, $3,100,000 (rescheduled from April 2-5)
- Sept. 17-20: Cambia Portland Classic, Columbia Edgewater C.C., Portland, Oregon, $1,300,000 (rescheduled)
- Sept. 24-27: Kia Classic, Aviara G.C., Carlsbad, California, $1,800,000 (rescheduled from March 26-29)
- Oct. 1-4: Volunteers of America Classic, Old American Golf Club, The Colony, Texas, $1,400,000
- Oct. 15-18: Buick LPGA Shanghai, Shanghai Qizhong Garden Golf Club, Shanghai, China, $2,100,000
- Oct. 22-25: BMW Ladies Championship, LPGA International Busan, Busan, South Korea, $2,000,000
- Oct. 29-Nov. 1: Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA, Miramar Golf and Country Club, New Taipei City, Taiwan, $2,200,000
- Nov. 6-8: TOTO Japan Classic, Taiheyo Club (Minori Course), Ibaraki, Japan, $1,500,000
- Nov. 12-15: Pelican Women’s Championship presented by DEX Imaging, Pelican Golf Club, Belleair, Fla., $1,750,000 (rescheduled from May 14-17)
- Nov. 19-22: CME Group Tour Championship, Tiburon G.C., Naples, Florida, $5,000,000
- Dec. 10-13: U.S. Women’s Open, Champions Golf Club, Houston, Texas, $5,500,000 (rescheduled from June 4-7)