Cheyenne Woods' Trick Shot Mastery Showcases Talented Golfer's Upside

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIINovember 15, 2013

DENHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Cheyenne Woods of The USA hits her tee shot on the 11th hole during the ISPS Handa Ladies British Masters at The Buckinghamshire Golf Club on July 26, 2013 in Denham, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)
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Cheyenne Woods is Tiger Woods' niece, so she was bound from the beginning to possess at least some talent on the links.

In emulating one of her uncle's famous Nike trick shot advertisements, she not only showed that she has the natural ability to compete on the LPGA Tour someday, but also conveyed the type of personality that molds golfers into likeable stars.

Here she is doing the impressive juggling in a video posted to her Instagram:

Bouncing the golf ball on a club consecutive times is a difficult task, a finesse skill acquired with hours of practice along with plenty of innate feel.

To do so and hit it out of midair is a different matter that requires incredible hand-eye coordination and impeccable timing.

Here is the original Tiger ad for frame of reference:

Cheyenne Woods has put in the time to flaunt the flash, along with building a respectable amateur career ahead of her bid to join the women's most prominent circuit.

The 23-year-old Woods graduated Wake Forest University as a two-time All-American, according to her profile on the Demon Deacons' official athletics website.

She has claimed victory in more than 30 amateur tournaments, per Golf.com's Pete Madden, and Woods is on the brink of qualifying for the LPGA. She is in the third and final stage of Q-school, which gets under way in December, as pointed out by FoxSports.com's Sam Gardner.

As a professional, Woods only made three appearances on the LPGA in 2013 (h/t Yahoo! Sports), but did win by four strokes for her first victory in August on the Suncoast Ladies Series.

Her uncle was quick to congratulate her on the triumph, too:

Instead of rushing to compete with the world's best, the prodigious Woods acted with precociousness, finishing out her education and then pursuing the professional path.

To add further to her personal brand between the trick shot mastery and the fact that she counts a man named Tiger as a close relative, Golf.com named Woods as one of the 18 "Most Beautiful Women in Golf."

Woods has also served as a correspondent for Back9Network.com, and even asked her uncle, along with other high-profile golfers, questions as a media member at the men's 2013 U.S. Open:

There has been so much potential marketed by Woods for what she could bring to the women's game off the course, but she appears absolutely capable of backing it up with results between the ropes.

Undertaking the trick shot ad and pulling it off shows that Woods embraces her family legacy and the inevitable spotlight and expectations that come with it. Her own success at the amateur level also backs up the notion that she'll be a force to be reckoned with on the course in the years to come.

Look for Woods to make it through Q-school and to be bursting onto the scene on the LPGA Tour in 2014.


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