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Tiger's niece masters iconic trick

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Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for FOXSports.com. Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.

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Several years ago, Nike released a commercial featuring Tiger Woods juggling a golf ball on the face of a wedge and then smacking the ball out of the air and down the center of a fairway.

It was one of the coolest golf commercials — or commercials, period — to ever grace a television, and it inspired legions of would-be pros to try (and fail) to accomplish the same feat in the backyard or at the local muni.

Woods isn’t the only golfer who has the skill and hand-eye coordination to juggle a ball, though. In fact, he’s not even the only golfer in his family who can do it.

On Monday, Woods’ niece, Cheyenne Woods, took to Instagram to show that she’s learned a thing or two from Tiger over the years:

Cheyenne's father is Earl Dennison Woods Jr., Tiger's half-brother. She was first introduced to the sport by her grandfather and Tiger's father, Earl Woods. A pro golfer herself, Cheyenne graduated from Wake Forest as a two-time All-American before joining the family business. She’s yet to reach the level of her top-ranked uncle, or even the LPGA ranks at all — she finished second in Stage 1 of Q-school in August and tied for 56th at Stage 2 in October, qualifying her for the final stage in December.

But she’s sure better at this trick than you are, and I’d go as far as to say she gives Tiger a run for his money. Here is the original — who do you think does it better?

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