Best LPGA Finish Yet for Cheyenne Woods

Cheyenne Woods wrapped up her best finish yet on the LPGA Tour on Sunday at the Cambia Portland Classic: A tie for sixth place that represents her best payday yet and her first career Top 10 finish in an LPGA event.

I have complete confidence predicting that we'll be seeing Cheyenne on more leaderboards after this. Sure, her famous name opens doors for her, but Cheyenne is where she is because her works her you-know-what off to get there. And, as I've written before, her history as a golfer is to do well enough to move up a level, then spend some time acclimating to that new level before breaking out to a new standard of achievement.

Her first LPGA Top 10 is just the latest example of that. Woods earned her LPGA Tour card out of Q-School in late 2014, and 2015 was her rookie season. Between the start of the 2015 season and the 2016 Portland Classic, Woods had made 43 LPGA starts without a Top 10. Her previous best finish was a tie for 24th at the 2015 Founders Cup.

Cheyenne finished 2015 at 125th on the LPGA money list with earnings of $32,713. She made nearly $4,000 more than that just at last week's Portland Classic. After her tie for sixth last week, she's now 101st on the money list.

And let's not forget that Cheyenne is already a winner as a professional golfer: She won the 2014 Volvik RACV Ladies Masters in Australia, a tournament on the Ladies European Tour (and cosponsored by the ALPG).

A note about Woods' Instagram message above - she mentions qualifying for the Women's British Open. That's because the first two rounds of the Portland Classic served as a 36-hole qualifier for the WBO. Woods was high enough in the standings after two rounds to earn a spot in the WBO field.