GOLF appears to run in the Woods family genes as Tiger’s 23-year-old niece has bagged her first major professional tour victory.

Cheyenne Woods held off Minjee Lee by two strokes to win the Australian Ladies Masters at Pine Valley on February 9.

Cheyenne, the daughter of Tiger’s half brother Earl Woods Junior, turned professional in 2012 after an All-America career at Wake Forest.

“This is a huge accomplishment for me,” she said. “To be able to come out here and compete with all of these great players and come out on top was huge for me.”

She missed out on a spot on the LPGA circuit at December’s qualifying tournament but has now won $51,000 and a two-year exemption on the Ladies European Tour.

Meanwhile, her sporting superstar uncle Tiger has begun the year off his game, failing to finish in the top 20 in either of his first two tournaments.

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