Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees, Cheyenne Woods of LPGA engaged

by | Oct 28, 2021 | LPGA

Cheyenne Woods announced her engagement to New York Yankees midfielder Aaron Hicks on Instagram.

The couple told Golfweek in January that they first met when Woods interviewed Hicks for her podcast, Birdies Not BS, in early 2020, and agreed to meet later that spring.

Woods, a longtime tour pro and niece of Tiger Woods, wrote on her Instagram post “YESSS to forever with my best friend and my (heart emoji),” in which Hicks suggests with a bent knee.

The 31-year-old Wake Forest graduate won the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour in 2014 and played a mixed schedule of LPGA and Symetra Tour events in 2021, along with various roles as an analyst and television reporter on the track.

When Hicks took part in the celebrity section of the LPGA’s Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions last January, Woods was his caddy. Just days earlier, Hicks had been caddy for Woods at a Cactus Tour event that she won by 16 strokes.

Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees and Caddy Cheyenne Woods walk the 17th hole during the second round of the Diamond Resorts Tournament Of Champions on the Tranquilo Golf Course at the Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club on January 22, 2021 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida down. (Photo by Sam Greenwood / Getty Images)

Hicks, who grew up playing golf from the ages of 5 to 13 before switching to baseball, credited Woods with greatly improving his short game.

“We just play a lot when we’re home (in Arizona),” said Woods, “and we take everyone’s money.”