To end the media speculation surrounding his current love affair, Tiger Woods confirmed his relationship with Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn on the popular networking site Monday for all the world to see.
Accompanied by four press-ready photos, the golf pro stated:
“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.”
Over on Vonn’s official page, she added:
“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”
The announcement came more than a month after Vonn’s skiing accident in Salzburg, Austria that left the sports star with two torn ligaments in her right knee and a broken bone in her lower leg. Woods immediately flew out his private jet to pick up the injured athlete. In the past, the pair remained hush-hush on their involvement, but the record has officially been set straight.
Check out more photos of the couple after the jump!
Photos courtesy of Tiger Woods/Lindsey Vonn