We might not see Tiger on the course anytime soon, but that doesn't mean one Woods isn't doing to a USGA event what her uncle used to do. Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger and a senior at Wake Forest, took medalist honors at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship on Tuesday, being the only golfer to break par over two rounds (hum, I wonder if Tiger was ever the only person to break par at a USGA event), and has already rolled through her first opponent in match play.
The most interesting part? As Golfweek's Beth Ann Baldry reports, Cheyenne arrived at Bandon Dunes and texted a friend saying she didn't know if she was ready for the event.
No worries, as Woods posted stroke-play rounds of 72-69 to land the top seed in match play, and then roll over Ashley Edwards of Oakley, Calif., 4-and-3 on Wednesday.
It probably isn't a genetic thing to be great at USGA events, but if it is, Cheyenne is doing her uncle proud. Tiger was medalist in three USGA events (1991 and '92 U.S. Junior Amateur, and 1996 U.S. Amateur) and won six consecutive USGA events from '91-96 before turning pro and winning three U.S. Opens, with the last coming in 2008. Cheyenne is no slouch herself, winning more than 30 amateur events already in her young career, and she was the ACC individual title winner this year at the conference tournament.