Category: Lindsey Vonn

November 05, 2013

Lindsey Vonn to Katie Couric: Tiger is dorky

Posted at 11:39 AM by Cameron Morfit
Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods
Credit: Getty Images


Tiger Woods has been called many things -- both good and bad -- but this might be a new one. has the details of Lindsey Vonn's interview with Katie Couric in which the skier calls her boyfriend "a great guy" and "dorky goofy."

The 29-year-old, who is the most successful female skier in American history, told Couric in an interview that will air in full on the talk show Katie that their competitive personalities make them a good match.

“He’s very competitive just like me. We have very similar personalities,” she said.

Vonn has attended several of Woods' tournaments in 2013. No word on whether Woods will reciprocate and be among the fans at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where Vonn will return from a major knee injury suffered last February.

"You better not doubt me," she told Matt Lauer last week.

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October 31, 2013

ESPN hosts dress as Tiger, Lindsey Vonn for Halloween

Posted at 7:36 PM by Mike Walker


ESPN's Pardon the Interruption hosts Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser got in the spirit of Halloween on Thursday, dressing as the sports world's No. 1 power couple, Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn. That's Wilbon as Woods, and Kornheiser as Vonn above.

After seeing Kornheiser dressed as Vonn, Wilbon made a sly reference to the Woods-Brandel Chamblee brouhaha: "Can Lindsey Vonn sue you for this?" he asked Kornheiser.

No worries. Vonn was amused.


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June 17, 2013

Lindsey Vonn: I’m not just Tiger’s girlfriend

Posted at 10:28 AM by Mike Walker

Lindsey_300In case you’d forgotten, Lindsey Vonn is an Olympic gold medalist and one of the most accomplished athletes of her generation.

“Some people seem to forget that I’m not just Tiger’s girlfriend,” Vonn told the New York Times. “I’m actually a successful athlete. I’m Lindsey. I have my own career and my own life.”

Vonn has become a regular at golf tournaments since she and Woods announced their relationship on Facebook in March, and she has time to travel with Woods while she rehabs the right knee she injured in a scary ski crash in February. At Merion last week for the U.S. Open, Vonn talked with the Times about how her life has changed since she started dating Woods.

“I’m at a golf tournament, aren’t I?” she said with a laugh. “When was I ever at golf tournaments before? I kind of like him; can you tell?”

She said that she and Woods talk about golf and skiing, though they don’t give each other advice in their sports. But while Vonn understands what Woods goes through as an athlete, she wasn’t prepared for what he goes through as a mega celebrity.

“I can be normal by myself; no one notices me,” she said. “But wherever he’s around, we’re living in a fishbowl. I didn’t quite know what I was getting myself into. It’s weird. But it’s just something I have to deal with. He has his job, and I have mine. I just have to get used to it.”

Photo: Lindsey Vonn watches Tiger Woods at the U.S. Open on Friday (Getty Images).

June 10, 2013

US Weekly: Elin not happy about Tiger-Lindsey Vonn romance

Posted at 4:36 PM by Mike Walker

This week, on As The Golf World Turns...

Elin_300Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren is not a fan of her husband's new relationship with Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, according to Us Weekly.

If Elin Nordegren had her way, Tiger Woods wouldn't get another swing at love. The golfer's ex-wife, who divorced him 2010 after his epic cheating scandal, "hates Lindsey Vonn and everything about this romance," a source tells Us Weekly. Woods, 37, and the blonde Olympic skier, 28, have been dating since last fall and went public back in March -- with high-profile dates at NYC's Met Gala in May and multiple excursions with Sam, 5, and Charlie, 4, Woods' kids with Nordegren.

Woods and Vonn announced their relationship in a Facebook post in March, and since then Vonn has been a regular at Woods' golf tournaments as she continues to rehab her knee following a harrowing ski crash in February. The two also attended Met Gala, one of the New York City's most exclusive social events, in May.

Woods and Nordegren divorced in 2010.

Photo: Elin Nordegren at the 2009 Presidents Cup in San Francisco (AP).

June 06, 2013

Vonn: Interest in Tiger and me is 'intrusive' and 'weird'

Posted at 10:42 AM by Josh Sens

Imagine a world without paparazzi and a press corp driven by prurient interests.

On the up side, Kim Kardashian would instantly dematerialize.

On the downside, that would leave us to talk about today’s practice round at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Mem . .akl4%8!asdf;lj1 . . . .sorry, nodded off at the keyboard.

Luckily, we have Lindsey Vonn, who earlier this week, at the Fashion Designers of America awards in New York, was asked about her new life in the public eye that began when she started dating Tiger Woods.

Vonn said she found the focus on her and Tiger “intrusive” and “weird.”

In the standard news cycle, such well-reasoned insights would usually prompt a period of media self-reflection and high-minded hand-wringing over a culture gone awry.

But we’ll leave that to the eggheads as we wait for the start of the U.S. Open.

Meantime, let the shallow commentary about Vonn’s low-cut ivory dress begin.


May 20, 2013

Tiger and Lindsey avoid photogs at Tiger Jam in Las Vegas

Posted at 9:44 AM by Mike Walker

Tigerjam_600Tiger Woods with Tiger Jam headliner Kid Rock in Las Vegas (Getty Images).

Tiger Woods' 15th annual Tiger Jam concert and fundraiser in Las Vegas over the weekend had everything -- Kid Rock, Chris Paul, a poker tournament with Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth -- except a photo opportunity with Woods and girlfriend Lindsey Vonn. Robin Leach of the Las Vegas Sun has the details:

Try as I could, there were no photos of the duo arm-in-arm and cheek-to-cheek. I asked Tiger politely. He ignored me — looked straight through me like I was a ghost. Not one word from him. I asked his PR people, and they did try but were rebuffed.

Tiger made certain Lindsey was whisked into a stage-side dressing room in a phalanx of security bodyguards and kept away from the small contingent of photographers, including our contributing photographer Tom Donoghue. Lindsey was a guest at last year’s Tiger Jam before they began dating.

Leach said that Woods looked happy during the weekend event, which raises money for the Tiger Woods Foundation:

Tiger was in great spirits over the weekend despite his poker loss. It’s obvious to all that he’s happy and in love again with Lindsey, but why he keeps her hidden from photographers to capture a happy photo of the duo remains a mystery.

If it’s OK to smile with Kid Rock — and in past years Jon Bon Jovi, John Mayer and Keith Urban — I just can’t fathom why not Lindsey. Hopefully, though, with or without the engagement rumors , it will happen in due course. 

Woods posted pictures from the event on his Facebook page.

May 06, 2013

Photo: Tiger and Lindsey walk first red carpet together

Posted at 1:03 PM by Mike Walker

UPDATE: Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn walked their first red carpet together at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday night. Here's the photo from Getty Images:


The Met Gala -- hosted by Vogue editor Anna Wintour -- is one of the hottest events on the New York social calendar. In addition to Woods and Vonn, other invited guests included Madonna, Katy Perry, Anne Hathaway, Jerry Seinfeld and many other celebrities. Here's our original story:

Tiger Woods has a busy week ahead of him. He'll be playing in the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass later this week, but first he's going to a glamorous New York City party with new girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, according to US Weekly.

The once-undercover couple will make their official debut at the 2013 Met Gala on Monday, May 6, in New York City, sources tell Us Weekly exclusively.

Insiders say the pro golfer and his Olympic gold medal-winning girlfriend will attend as guests of Vogue. The magazine is also dressing both athletes, though there's no word yet on which designers will be called upon for the occasion.

Woods and Vonn made their long-rumored relationship public via Facebook in March, but the Met Gala will be the first time they've been seen in public together. Recently, Woods went to Michael Jordan's wedding without Vonn, and Vonn attended a party in New York without Woods last week.

Facebook photo by Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn.

April 11, 2013

Lindsey Vonn cheers on Tiger Woods at 2013 Masters

Posted at 11:32 AM by Mike Walker

Lindsey1Lindsey Vonn outside the Augusta National clubhouse on Thursday moring (Getty Images).

She made it after all.

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn was spotted outside the clubhouse Augusta National Golf Club on Thursday morning prior to her boyfriend Tiger Woods's 10:45 a.m. tee time. Vonn chatted with Woods' mother, Tida, near the famous oak tree behind the Augusta clubhouse along with Woods' agent Mark Steinberg and his coach Sean Foley.

Vonn, who is recovering from knee surgery following a harrowing ski crash in February, confirmed her long-rumored relationship with Woods via Facebook in March.

The Masters is the first time Vonn has been seen at one of Woods's tournaments.

Lindsey Vonn [right] watches Tiger Woods on the first tee Thursday (Getty Images).

April 08, 2013

Caroline Wozniacki to caddie for Rory McIlroy in Masters Par 3

Posted at 9:57 AM by Mike Walker


Caroline Wozniacki will caddie for boyfriend Rory McIlroy in Wednesday's Par 3 Contest at Augusta National.

The Par 3 Contest is one of the Masters' many storied traditions. Former champions like Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer as well as current players compete in the nine-hole event played at the club's par-3 course, and players often have their wives, children, friends or parents caddie for them.

Wozniacki revealed on Twitter that she'd be on McIlroy's bag in response to a question from European Tour player Thorbjørn Olesen, who is playing the Masters this week.

Wozniacki won't be the first women's professional tennis star to caddie in the Par 3 Contest; Chris Evert was on then-husband Greg Norman's bag on 2009.

And, sorry US Magazine, we're not likely to see Lindsey Vonn caddie for Tiger Woods in the Par 3 Contest. Vonn is recovering from knee surgery following a frightening skiing crash in February. Woods hasn't played the Par 3 since 2003. He has said he will play when his children are old enough to caddie for him. His daughter Sam is now 5 years old.

Photo: Getty Images

March 23, 2013

People Magazine: Lindsey Vonn 'not freaked out' about Tiger Woods' past

Posted at 11:37 AM by Mike Walker

Tiger_lindsey_300As an Olympic champion skier, Lindsey Vonn has the wholesome, all-American images that her new boyfriend Tiger Woods used to have prior to his sex scandals. However, Vonn and Woods have talked about his past and Vonn is comfortable with the relationship, according to People Magazine.

"Tiger makes Lindsey happy," says one Vonn pal. "She isn't concerned what others think. She trusts her instincts. She is very comfortable with the relationship."

A source close to Woods, 37, says the golf pro has been open with Vonn about his past, which includes adultery and a 45-day stay in rehab, reportedly for sex addiction.

"They have sat down and talked it out more than once," says the source. "He has explained his side and owned up to what he did wrong. He has been honest with her. She's not freaked out by his past."

Woods and Vonn confirmed their long-rumored relationship by posting photos on Facebook earlier this week, a move Woods said the couple did to stymie the "stalkerazzi and all those sleazy websites that are out there following us."

Photo of Woods and Vonn via Tiger Woods/Facebook.

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