Cheyenne Woods Ladies Masters champ

TIGER Woods has congratulated niece Cheyenne Woods who claimed her first major tour win here on the Gold Coast.

“Way to go Cheyenne Woods!” the world No. 1 tweeted. “A great win and accomplishment. I’m so proud of you.”

She finished the final round of the Ladies Masters at Royal Pines with a two-shot victory ahead of Aussie hope Minjee Lee.


Fox Sports reports, Woods finished the tournament on 16-under following a four-under final round yesterday and takes home a $57,000 winners’ cheque.

“I felt really calm throughout the whole round, I didn’t panic even though Minjee gave me a run for my money, she was great today,” Woods said.

“It is my first major tour win, so I am really excited. It feels great to know I am capable of playing four solid rounds,” she added.

“I can’t wait to talk to my family.”

Eight-time champion Karrie Webb was prevented from claiming a record ninth Ladies Masters title after being disqualified following the second round.