Tiger Woods Surprised By Question From Niece at Press Conference

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Tiger Woods has seen and heard it all, but a question from an unlikely member of the media - his niece - still caught him off guard this week at the U.S Open.

"The U.S. Open is usually one of the most grueling weeks of golf," a young female golf reporter amid the mob in the media tent said to the World #1.

"So what will you do off the course in order to be at ease and relax?"

When Tiger saw it was Cheyenne Woods, he beamed with laughter:

"Didn't expect that," he said. "Well, off the course, we have a great crew at the house and we're going to have fun. Tomorrow, make sure you're - is it 6:30 dinner?"

"Is that all right? Okay. Perfect."

Cheyenne flashed a Cheshire Cat grin of her own, even after the press dispersed. Tiger was caught unprepared, and she seemed to revel in that.

"I don't think he knew I was going to be at the press conference today," she told a few reporters as she exited. "I think I was the last person he was expecting."

Cheyenne Woods, 22, majored in communications at Wake Forest and is writing for a golf website, Back9Network, which is affiliated with USA Today.

Also an accomplished golfer and an aspiring pro, the youngster qualified for the U.S. Women's Open last year and played in her first LPGA Championship.

She will be covering the entire U.S. Open this week ... and unlike most of her media counterparts, it sounds like she's having dinner with Tiger Woods.

Presumably Lindsey Vonn will be there too. Not a bad gig.

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