Nigeria's "NEXT TIGER WOODS" wins golf event yet again, and so does his sister!

National champion Destiny Oyero, 10, wins again in Nigeria as he looks to become the next Tiger Woods - and his little sister is also proving one to watch too! 

Nigeria's "NEXT TIGER WOODS" emerges victorious
Nigeria's "NEXT TIGER WOODS" emerges victorious

Many young golfers might believe it's their Destiny to become the next Tiger Woods, but for one 10-year-old in Nigeria right now that dream could soon become reality. 

Destiny Oyero, 10, is Nigeria's national golf champion and he solidified his position as golf's one to watch in the country as he won his age division by a comfortable margin at the Awa Ibraheem Junior Golf Open Championship over the weekend. 



Andrew Odoh is currently the only Nigerian golfer placed in the Official World Golf Rankings at 1826, but there is every chance that will change over the next 10 years given the rise of Oyero already at 10 years old. 

Having first played the game when in nappies, Oyero, coached by his father Yomi, is now eyeing a career at the top of the sport. 

Tiger Woods is his hero, like so many golfing youngsters, and he is hoping to one day follow in his footsteps after his latest victory. 

"My dad introduced us to golf at an early stage, I was also two years old when I started following my dad to the golf course in Ikeja and it was fun then," Oyero told News Agency of Nigeria

"Later, my dad introduced me to the competition and he told me I needed to practice on my own.

"I had a nice time at the National Youth Games in Ilorin, where I won two bronze medals, I wanted to win but the game was tough; the bronze medal is still good for me.

"Golf is very interesting because it echoes life, it is a gentleman’s game and consistency is key. I want to be the next Tiger Woods from Nigeria, I love his game." 



Destiny's six-year-old sister Funmilayo Oyero is also on the rise, and she too won the U8 Girls Category. 

The hard work and dedication of both son and daugther is clearly paying off in the eyes of their father Yomi. 

"Combining their education with golfing, was not an easy task, sometimes, I will have to wake them as early as 3:30 a.m. to start our journey to Lagos to train, because we reside in Ogun State," father Yomi Oreyo told NAN. 

"I am however happy because the sacrifices are paying off, as Destiny is already a national champion and currently on a scholarship in one of the private schools in Lagos.

"My plans for the kids is that they should make a bold statement in golf in Nigeria and abroad, maybe one of these days, they will have the opportunity to continue playing golf abroad."


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