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Cheyenne Woods receives special honor from her alma mater

August 22, 2022
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Gregory Shamus

Turns out, Tiger Woods won't be the only person in the family getting a hall of fame nod this year.

Cheyenne Woods, the niece of the 15-time major champ, was announced on Monday as the latest member of the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame.

Woods, 32, played four seasons at Wake Forest before graduating in 2012. She was a two-time All-American and three-time All-ACC honoree, highlighted by a seven-shot victory at the 2011 ACC Championship.

"So honored by this," Woods tweeted in reply. "I'm extremely proud to be a Deac, and forever grateful for my time at Wake Forest!"

Woods has played professionally for several seasons, including on the LPGA Tour. She won a Ladies European Tour event in 2014. Woods has also worked as an on-course reporter for Golf Channel. She will join a large group of golfers to be honored by her alma mater that includes Arnold Palmer, Curtis Strange, and Lanny Wadkins.

Woods had her first child with fiance and New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks in April. Her famous uncle was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in March.