Cheyenne Woods, the niece of 14-time men’s major champion Tiger Woods, has signed on to tee it up in Barwon Heads for the first time at the Oates Vic Open.
Cheyenne Woods’ new season will again begin in Australia but in 2018 her first stop will
be the Oates Victorian Open at 13th Beach Golf Links.
Woods, the niece of 14-time men’s major champion Tiger Woods, has signed on to
tee it up in Barwon Heads for the first time for a share of $650,000 from
1-4 February 2018.
The Oates Victorian Open’s unique appeal and the co-sanctioning agreement between the
Ladies European Tour and the ALPG Tour will again deliver one of the strongest
Woods will be chasing her second crown on Australian soil after she trumped
Australia’s current number one female golfer Minjee Lee at the 2014 RACV Ladies
The win was Woods' first on the Ladies European Tour – and second as a
professional – and has since helped her split her time between the world’s two
biggest circuits.Woods enters her fourth full season on the LPGA Tour in 2018 with conditional
status after finishing 107th on the money list last season.
After earning starts at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and the US Women’s
Open, Woods produced her best golf late in the year when she finished in the
top half of the leaderboard in each of her last five LPGA Tour events.
Her final start of 2017 yielded an outright fourth finish at the LET’s Fatima
Bint Mubarak Ladies Open in November.
After some time away from the game, Woods will be one of a number of big names
taking on defending English champs and Solheim Cup stars Mel Reid (2017) and
Georgia Hall (2016) around 13th Beach next month.
I’ve heard quite a bit about the Oates Vic Open from girls I know that have
played and I’ve heard so many good things.
Last year, I tuned into the live stream of the playoff between Sandra [Gal]
and Mel [Reid] and I could just tell it’s a great event.
I made sure to put it on my schedule and this year I’m so glad I’m able to
It’s something that has definitely stood out in the past when people have
talked about it and how well that combination works.
It’s a really interesting aspect to the event and I’m looking forward to
playing alongside the men’s tour.
I’ve made sure to come down to Australia every year to start out my season,
it’s a great start to the year with the weather and the golf courses, said
Any opportunity to play somewhere new is exciting. Every single golf course
I’ve played in Australia has been amazing, from Royal Melbourne to Royal Pines.
My first time in Australia was a few years ago and I didn’t realise how big it
actually is! I’ve had the chance to see every bit of Australia in the years
since so this year will be exciting.
I had the longest break I’ve had in I don’t know how many years! It was nice
to spend some time at home, rest and enjoy being with family before getting
back into practising.
I’ve been working with my coach here in Phoenix on a few swing tweaks that I
think will help with consistency and a bit of distance.
I’m planning out my schedule now so I don’t find myself too exhausted
throughout the year and I’m always able to bring my A-game.
Philip Dalidakis - Acting Minister for Sport
The event will be a
great showcase of the women’s game.
Women's sport is finally getting the attention it deserves, and to have
players of the calibre of Cheyenne Woods and past winners Mel Reid and Georgia
Hall here is a coup for Victoria and will inspire even more girls to play golf
and other sports,
The Andrews Labor Government is working hard to maintain our status as
Australia’s home of golf – we’ve already locked in the Presidents Cup in 2019
and the Australia Open in 2020 and 2022.
Councillor Bruce Harwood - Mayor
I'm excited to welcome some of
the game’s top talents to the Bellarine Peninsula.
The City is proud to sponsor the 2018 Oates Victorian Open and with high calibre
players such as Cheyenne Woods, Mel Reid and Georgia Hall signed up, this will
be an event not to be missed.
If you’re into golf, or just want to experience a world-class sporting event
in one of our region’s most spectacular locations, make sure you get along to
this year’s Oates Victorian Open.
The Oates Victorian Open is the only golf tournament of its kind around the world,
with the men’s and women’s fields competing on the same courses, at the same
time, for an equal share in the prize money.
In 2018, the combined purse will be a minimum of $1.3 million, meaning the men
and women will each battle it out in Barwon Heads for a share of $650,000.
Those unable to make the trip to Barwon Heads in February will still be able to
watch the weekend’s action with the return of the Oates Victorian Open live stream.
Hosted on Facebook LIVE and YouTube, fans across Australia and around the world
will be able to follow the final 36 holes of the tournament thanks to the Oates
Vic Open’s professional broadcast team.
Visit the 2018 Oates Vic Open website to find out more.