Tiger Woods' Niece Cheyenne Announces Pregnancy

The golfer took to Instagram to reveal she's expecting her first child with fiancé Aaron Hicks

Cheyenne Woods hits a tee shot at the 2021 US Women's Open Championsip
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Tiger Woods’ niece Cheyenne Woods has announced she is pregnant. The golfer posted a photograph on her Instagram page of her kissing her fiancé, New York Yankees baseball star Aaron Hicks, who has his hand on her bump. In the image, the couple stand in front of balloons with the word “BABY” spelled out among them. Meanwhile, a message beneath the photograph says: “Surprise! 2022 is about to be a great year!”

Woods competes on the Ladies European Tour and LPGA Tour. She won the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters in 2014, while in 2012, she won the SunCoast Ladies Series LPGA International. She has also competed on the Symetra Tour, as well as Majors on 10 occasions, including last year’s US Women’s Open.

The news of Woods’ pregnancy follows her announcement last October that she and Hicks were engaged. The pair met in 2020 after Woods interviewed Hicks for her podcast, Birdies Not BS. Meanwhile, despite turning his attention to baseball, Hicks is a talented golfer too. He played the sport as a teenager, and just last year, Woods caddied for Hicks in the celebrity section of the LPGA’s Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions.

With the couple’s golfing abilities and Woods’ family lineage, there’s always a chance that the upcoming arrival could one day follow in her and her famous uncle’s footsteps and take up golf professionally, too. However, for now, congratulations are the order of the day. To that end, well wishes from a host of other professional golfers, including Jessica Korda, Michelle Wie, Emily Kristine Pedersen and Sharmila Nicollet greeted the announcement.




Mike Hall

Mike has over 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on a range of sports throughout that time, such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance staff writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the game's most newsworthy stories. 

He has written hundreds of articles on the game, from features offering insights into how members of the public can play some of the world's most revered courses, to breaking news stories affecting everything from the PGA Tour and LIV Golf to developmental Tours and the amateur game. 

Mike grew up in East Yorkshire and began his career in journalism in 1997. He then moved to London in 2003 as his career flourished, and nowadays resides in New Brunswick, Canada, where he and his wife raise their young family less than a mile from his local course. 

Kevin Cook’s acclaimed 2007 biography, Tommy’s Honour, about golf’s founding father and son, remains one of his all-time favourite sports books.