C. Woods vying for Women's British Open bid


Cheyenne Woods is hoping to make it to St. Andrews to play the Ricoh Women’s British Open when it returns there next week.

Woods, off to a respectable start in her rookie season on the Ladies European Tour, would relish playing at the home of golf, which is also home to two of her uncle’s 14 major championship titles. Tiger Woods won at St. Andrews in 2000 and ’05.

Cheyenne, 22, has made eight LET starts this season, making the cut in six of them, with her best finish a tie for 12th at the Lalla Meryem Cup. She is 50th on the tour’s Order of Merit.

Cheyenne has two avenues left to qualify for the Women’s British Open. She is playing the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters in England this week and can qualify to play at St. Andrews by being among the top three finishers who aren’t already qualified to play the Women’s British Open. She’s also signed up to play in the Women’s British Open qualifier at Kingbarns Golf Club in Scotland on Monday.

Cheyenne told BBC Sport that Tiger keeps tabs on how she’s playing.

“We're both extremely busy, but he keeps up with events, especially with me playing in Europe,” Cheyenne said. “He's aware I'm out here and doing my thing on tour. Maybe if I qualify for the Open, then I'll get a tip or two from him. But if I ever need something, I know I can always reach out to him.”

Cheyenne gained headlines at the LET’s Spanish Open last week by taking the first-round lead with a 64. She struggled following it up, posting a 78 in the second round and ended up tying for 32nd.