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Golf | Women`s Golf

Cheyenne Woods © Gallo Images

Tiger's niece Cheyenne tees off



Cheyenne Woods, the 21-year-old niece of 14-time major winner Tiger Woods, has signed with her uncle's agent, Mark Steinberg, and is set to start playing in LPGA Tour events this year.

In a Monday statement posted on the Excel agency website, Cheyenne Woods said she plans to play in LPGA events this year on sponsor exemptions and seek a fulltime spot on the women's golf tour through the qualifying tournament.

"I am really looking forward to pursuing my goals and dreams to compete on the highest level," Woods said. "As I begin my professional career, I am confident and excited about working with Excel as they help shape my future."

Woods posted the lowest scoring average at Wake Forest University and has graduated with a communications degree.

The daughter of Tiger Woods' half-brother Earl Woods Jnr missed the cut at the 2009 Wegmans LPGA while playing on a sponsor's exemption.

Steinberg has represented Tiger Woods since 1998 and departed IMG to work at Excel a year ago.

"We are excited about the opportunity to represent Cheyenne," Steinberg said. "She had an outstanding career at Wake Forest and has the chance to be a major star on the women's golf scene."

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