Lindsey Vonn at the Masters to watch Tiger Woods in first round (Pictures)

Lindsey-Vonn-Masters-1If Tiger Woods is able to capture his fifth Green Jacket and first victory in a major tournament since the 2008 US Open, it appears his new girlfriend Lindsey Vonn will be there to witness it. The US Olympic skier was very visible before Woods teed off at 10:45 a.m. and stood near the tee at the first hole as Tiger began his round.

Vonn, who said a couple of weeks ago that she is “very happy” in her relationship with Tiger, made a few heads turn as she walked across the grounds sporting a stylish hat. Tiger has played very well so far in the 2013 season, and many have already been quick to credit Vonn as the person who has helped stabilize his personal life and improved his play on the course.

A report from the National Enquirer last week cited a source who claimed Vonn already feels “betrayed” and that she fears Tiger is still in love with his ex-wife Elin Nordegren. Although there was speculation back in January that Woods was offering an insane prenuptial agreement deal to Nordegren in an attempt to get back together with her, all indications are that both have moved on. Vonn’s presence at The Masters supports that theory.



Lindsey Vonn ‘very happy’ in relationship with Tiger Woods

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Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods recently confirmed they are dating, though they have not revealed many details about their relationship. Vonn chose not to elaborate on her relationship with Woods, but she did tell The Denver Post she was “very happy.”

“You can just say that I’m very happy, but we really want to keep things as private as possible,” Vonn said of Woods in an interview Friday, per the Post. “All you really need to know is that I’m happy.”

Vonn is still rehabbing a knee injury she sustained at the world championships in Austria on Feb. 5. The Olympian had surgery to repair two torn ligaments in her knee, and she is still using crutches to get around.

According to the Post, Vonn still cannot wear high heels, though she was able to begin moving around with only one crutch. Luckily that hasn’t prevented her from having a good time with Tiger.

Rumors of Vonn and Woods dating first emerged late last year. The rumors continued in January and February, and the relationship wasn’t confirmed until March when the two revealed the news on their Facebook pages. Woods later said the purpose for going public about their relationship was to combat attention from the paparazzi. Good luck to them in their attempts to keep things private moving forward.

Photo credit: Facebook/Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods explains why he and Lindsey Vonn went public with relationship

Lindsey-Vonn-Tiger-WoodsTiger Woods explained Wednesday why he and Lindsey Vonn went public about their budding relationship.

Speaking at Bay Hill where he’s getting set for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Woods told reporters that the purpose was to minimize the zeal of the paparazzi.

‘We’re very happy where we’re at,” Woods said, “but also we wanted to limit the stalkarazzi and all those sleazy websites that are out there following us. I’ve had situations where it’s been very dangerous for my kids and the extent they’ll go to. We basically devalued the first photos.

“Unfortunately, that’s just the way it is in our society right now and we felt like it was the best thing to do. We’re very happy about it.”

There were so many reports the past few months about Vonn and Tiger dating that it was getting harder and harder for them to deny things. Rather than have people take photos of them by his yacht, Woods and Vonn took control of the situation. It’s the same strategy Tiger used when he and ex-wife Elin shared photos of their family several years ago. Hopefully for Tiger, this relationship ends much better than the last one.

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Linsdey Vonn reportedly sat in car for an hour while Tiger Woods watched his daughter play baseball

Lindsey-Vonn-Tiger-WoodsTiger Woods publicly confirmed on Monday that he is dating Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, but as you might expect that is not going to stop the tabloids and gossip magazines from leaving the couple alone. On the same day Tiger confirmed the relationship, we already had gossip reporters all up in Woods’ personal business.

According to the NY Post’s Page Six, Tiger attended his daughter’s junior baseball game in Jupiter, Fla. with Vonn on Monday — sort of. Vonn reportedly sat in Woods’ black Mercedes for an hour while the golfer watched his daughter play. The Post speculates that Vonn may have been trying to avoid a run-in with Tiger’s ex-wife Elin Nordegren, who was also reportedly in attendance but sat at the opposite side of the ballpark.

While the fun thing to do would be to speculate that the 28-year-old skier was scared of Nordegren and was afraid she might wind up in a cat fight, I highly doubt that was the case. In reality, Tiger and Elin were probably just doing what they thought was best for their daughter. Nordegren has reportedly moved on and is dating a billionaire coal magnate, so jealously probably isn’t an issue. Divorce can be incredibly difficult for children to understand. Being introduced to daddy’s new girlfriend at a baseball game would likely be even harder.

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Tiger Woods confirms he is dating Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey-Vonn-Tiger-WoodsThere is something to be said for a professional athlete keeping his private life private, but secrets have been known to get Tiger Woods into trouble. Sometimes it’s better to come out and admit that something is going on in your personal life, rather that allow speculation to run rampant and become a distraction. That is likely why Tiger decided to take to Facebook on Monday to confirm that he is dating Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn.

“This season has been great so far and I’m happy with my wins at Torrey and Doral,” Woods (or his PR team) wrote alongside the photo you see above. “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.”

In Tiger’s case, honesty is probably the best policy. While he certainly doesn’t owe it to anyone to keep the public informed about his personal affairs, it’s probably better to confirm he is dating Vonn than to be asked about rumors that he is getting back together with his ex-wife. The truth is always more boring, which will serve Tiger well in this situation.

Last week, we shared a report with you about Tiger and Lindsey reportedly spending an entire week together on his yacht. On the golf course, Tiger has been quickly rounding back into form. Perhaps Vonn has helped him gain some stability in his life in the wake of the sex scandal that rocked his career two years ago.

Report: Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn spent entire week on his yacht

Tiger WoodsLindsey Vonn may be the key to Tiger Woods‘ success.

According to a Daily Mail report, Tiger and Vonn spent the entire week aboard Woods’ luxury yacht, Privacy, while the golfer was playing in the WGC-Cadillac Championship. The tournament took place at TPC Blue Monster at Doral in Miami, which is about 10 miles from the water.

The Daily Mail report says the yacht was stationed while Tiger was playing, and that the two “sailed the Florida seas” after Woods won the tournament. How romantic.

There was a report in January saying that Tiger was trying to get back together with ex-wife Elin, but many more rumors have had him and Vonn together.

This is an odd pairing, but it seems to be working for Tiger; he’s currently ranked No. 2 in the world. As for Vonn, well, this seems to be a luxurious way for her to recover from her recent knee surgery.

Below is a video showing the interior of the multi-million dollar yacht:

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Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn reportedly getting ‘closer and closer’

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Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn reportedly are in a romantic relationship, and things are said to be heating up between them.

Vonn tore two ligaments in her knee during a crash at the Alpine World Championships in Austria last week. Woods reportedly sent his private plane to pick her up and bring her back to the US where she had surgery.

Now, a source tells People Magazine that the two have been getting “closer and closer.”

“Tiger and Lindsey have been friends for a while, and nothing started out romantically at all,” a source told the magazine. “But they really have a lot in common and got closer and closer. He still refers to her as ‘my very good friend,’ but he’s been spending more and more time talking to her – and talking about her.”

Vonn recently divorced her ex-husband, who was also her skiing coach. Woods divorced ex-wife Elin in 2010 after it was revealed he was having sexual relationships with multiple women while married.

The source told People that the two are able to relate to each other well.

“Tiger really does want a woman who he can have good conversations with,” he says. “He wants shared interests and outlooks. He is finding that with [Lindsey].

“She’s not freaked out by his past, and that’s really appealing to him,” says the source. “He really does deserve to be happy. He has been flogging himself for three years, and it’s good to see him moving forward.”

Rumors about the two dating have been floating since November. Vonn’s publicist issued the following statement when asked about the rumored relationship last month:

“Lindsey is currently in the midst of the World Cup season in Europe. Her focus is solely on competing and on defending her titles and thus she will not participate in any speculation surrounding her personal life at this time.”

That wasn’t much of a denial, was it?