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Cheyenne Woods, Tiger’s niece, wins first professional tournament

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Cheyenne Woods may be known as "Tiger Woods' niece" to most in the golf world, but following her first professional win on Thursday afternoon, she appears to be well on her way to breaking away from the title and making a name for herself as a future star in women's golf.

The 22-year-old was able to weather a storm that pushed the final round of the 54-hole SunCoast Ladies Series event at LPGA International to Thursday and win by four shots. Some may point out that the win occurred on a tour that's the women's version of the Hooters Tour. To that I'd say every player has to start somewhere, and the fact that Woods was able to win in only her second start on the SunCoast means she is starting to find a comfort level in the professional ranks.

[Also: Tiger Woods shoots first-round 64 at Deutsche Bank Championship]

Of course, Uncle Tiger was proud of his niece's accomplishments; he sent out a congratulatory tweet following her win that already had 637 retweets by Thursday evening.

Woods, who turned pro at the Wegmans LPGA Championship earlier this summer, missed the cut in her first two professional events (Wegmans and U.S. Open) but bounced back with a T-50 at the Evian Masters and a second-place finish last week at another SunCoast Ladies Series event.

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