Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods confirmed rumors they are dating today with Facebook posts and photographs. Tiger posted a message
on his Facebook page as well as photographs of him and Lindsey. Lindsey and Tiger are both smiling in the photographs. Tiger wore a white Nike shirt and Lindsey wore a light blue top by Under Armour.
Tiger said in his statement, "This season has been great so far and I'm happy with my wins at Torrey and Doral. Something nice that's happened off the course was meeting Lindsey Vonn. Lindsey and I have been friends for some time, but over the last few months we have become very close and are now dating. We thank you for your support and for respecting our privacy. We want to continue our relationship, privately, as an ordinary couple and continue to compete as athletes."
Lindsey also posted a statement on her Facebook page
. She wrote, "I guess it wasn't a well-kept secret but yes, I am dating Tiger Woods. Our relationship evolved from a friendship into something more over these past few months and it has made me very happy. I don't plan on addressing this further as I would like to keep that part of my life between us, my family and close friends. Thank you for understanding and your continued support! xo LV"
A USA Today says
cites relationship experts who don't think the new couple will last. Dr. Wendy Walsh, author of The 30-Day Love Detox
, told USA Today
, "Every time he talks to a pretty girl on the golf course, Lindsey is going to hear about it."
It has been about three and a half years since Tiger's string of affairs
, which led to his divorce from Elin Nordegren. He has managed to stay out of the tabloids since then.
Photo: Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods