Tiger Woods' niece excited about coming back

Last updated 05:00 20/12/2013
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TIGRESS: Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger Woods, is returning to Christchurch to play the NZ Women's Open.

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Each week in the lead-up to the New Zealand Women's Open golf tournament at Clearwater, which starts on January 31, Fairfax Media will be running a short Q and A profiling a player. We start with American Cheyenne Woods.

Q: When did you first start playing golf?

A: I started when I was 5 and tournaments when I was 8 or 9. My grandfather, Earl Woods, got me started and guided me through my junior career. Ever since I was 5 years old I watched Tiger play on TV and I always knew that it is what I want to be. So to be able to be here now and be on my way and to be on the LPGA Tour one day is great.

Q: You have to answer questions about Tiger all the time, does that get annoying?

A: Ever since I've started playing nationally I have had the Tiger Woods question from media. I've got accustomed to it. It is part of my life. I expect it. I would say that 75 to 80 per cent of the questions from media to me are about Tiger and the rest is about how I feel this week.

Q: How much has Tiger helped in your career?

A: Tiger has been a huge influence on me. The first time I watched him I was in a stroller. I've always been a huge fan. For him to be in my family is awesome and a huge motivation.

Q: You are coming back to the NZ Women's Open in 2014, what do you like about the tournament?

A: New Zealand is a beautiful place and it was a really good time there this year in Christchurch. I love the layout [of Clearwater]. It is a really fun course and it is a good challenge. It makes you think about each shot. I am excited to come back.

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