If first impressions are any indication, Cheyenne Knight is in the
early stages of a wildly successful professional golf career.
Knight grew up riding horses and playing golf in the tiny town of
Aledo about 20 minutes west of Fort Worth. When she was 12 years old, she made
the tough decision to focus solely on golf. Giving up equestrian wasn’t easy.
But it set her on her current path, one that has been the stuff of dreams.
After a successful junior career and two state championships at
Aledo High School, Knight headed to the University of Alabama to play
collegiately. In her first season with the Crimson Tide, Knight established the
team’s best scoring average at 72.78. That was good for the fifth-lowest average in
school history. She also won the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate and tied for
fourth place at the NCAA Championships.
By the time her first year at Alabama ended, Knight racked up
several awards, including the Women’s Golf Coaches Association’s Freshman of
the Year award, First-Team All-SEC and First-Team All-American. She’d become a
First-Team All-American two more times and finished her collegiate career with
As she did in college, Knight burst quickly onto the professional
ranks. As an LPGA rookie in 2019, Knight won the Volunteers of America Classic
at Old American Golf Club, located about 60 miles from her hometown. She
secured her LPGA card with the win, which she called a major championship.
“This is the event I was
most looking forward to,” Knight said moments after she won. “Who would have thought
this would help me secure my card? This means everything, knowing I can
persevere, and I’m strong enough to do anything.”