‘It’s Scary To Put Yourself Out There’: Cheyenne Woods Opened Up About Her Struggles as a Celebrity Golfer in a 2020 Interview

Published 11/17/2022, 11:30 AM EST

The life of a celebrity is never easy. While getting the world’s attention whenever they speak is a good thing for their profession, the same has the power to break their life. Being a celebrity also means one can’t express the way he/she feels. Professional golfer and Tiger Woods’ niece, Cheyenne Woods, also has tried social platforms to raise her opinion about several topics. And it was not always welcomed by everyone. 

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“You’re going to get the backlash,” the 32-year-old revealed in a 2020 interview“You’re going to get the comments and the negativity,” she added. “And it’s scary to put yourself out there.” 

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At the beginning of her career, Woods was not confident about talking about her issues in public. However, as other celebrities and sports entities started to come out with their stories, the LPGA Tour player became assertive about what she wanted to do. 

“I don’t care if you like what I say or not,” the American professional golfer said. “I truly believe that this is what’s right, and it’s in my heart.” 

Cheyenne Woods wants people to hear her opinion, no matter what happens to her fame

Cheyenne Woods, who has always been considered the niece of Tiger Woods than a professional golfer, is popular on social media. However, she claimed in an interview that she lost many followers after she started to open up more. 

“…I’m speaking up about what I believe is important and right in the world,” Woods said. “I don’t care if you unfollow me.” The golfer also explained that she doesn’t want anybody’s support as she knows she is doing the right thing. 

How many followers does Tiger Woods’ niece now have on her social media platforms? 

The 15-time major-winning Tiger Woods has 3 million followers on Instagram and over 6.5 million on Twitter. As expected, his niece is not as popular as him on social media platforms. 

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Yet, she has a good number of followers who care and read what she has to say on her socials. Woods has over 150k followers on Instagram and 59.6k on Twitter. However, her followers’ list includes the golf influencer, Paige Spiranac, and professional golfers like Jessica Korda, Minjee Lee, and Danielle Kang

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Woods understands people have differences in opinion. She knows she cannot make one believe in a certain ideology just because she does. However, the golfer expects her followers to do the same with her. And if they can’t do that, she is okay with them unfollowing her. 

Watch This Story: ‘Not What Defines Me’: Despite Enjoying the Pride Tiger Woods’ Niece Cheyenne Made a Bittersweet Confession About Her Identity in 2015

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui

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