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Woods Attracts Attention

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA | It wasn’t a fluke. Four days after hoisting the biggest trophy of her pro career at the Australian Ladies Masters, Cheyenne Woods, the delightful 23-year-old Wake Forest grad living in the long shadow of her uncle Tiger, opened and closed with inglorious rounds of 74 at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, but showed signs of brilliance on Friday and Saturday with rounds of 65 and 71 to finish T23. On Sunday, she got a glimpse of what it will take to elevate her game to the top when she was paired with world No. 3 Stacy Lewis. And even though Woods didn’t have the finish she had hoped for, she remained remarkably poised in a week where she was the center of a media frenzy. “For me that’s what comes with it,” Woods said in Melbourne. “Just having the last name of Woods has always drawn a lot of attention. So, this is normal: the interviews and the TV cameras following me. It’s what I’ve always known. I don’t think it will hurt me or help me but it is exciting to see people interested in what I’m doing out here. So I think it’s exciting for the game and exciting for women’s golf.”


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