(LOS ANGELES) — It’s official: Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods are dating. The couple announced their relationship Monday via their Facebook pages.
“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,” Vonn wrote. “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!”
“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,” Woods said. “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.”
The pair sparked relationship rumors earlier this year when they were spotted skiing together in Vail, Colorado.
Vonn is recovering from a season-ending injury to her right knee that she suffered last month in a crash during the FIS Alpine Ski World Championship super-G race in Schladming, Austria.
Vonn finalized her divorce from from her husband and former coach, Thomas Vonn, in January. Woods divorced his wife, Elin Nordegren, in 2010 after it was revealed the golfer had multiple affairs.
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