They are currently hot n heavy together.
In a joint statement the couples says
"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."
Is she a white woman?
You know, he's caucablasian.
Why don't we ever see Tiger with a black woman.
She's a beard so he can be his straight sex addict self in private while scoring those nice high end endorsement deals again.
Ooo a new bearding trend.
Thought so because usually Tiger likes them blonde, skanky, skinny, and trailer park -ish
The photos look like they were taken at Sears.
She looks a lot like Elin with the blonde hair and thin lips. A poor copy. Something has got to be wrong with Vonn to be with him.
r4 I like the way you think.
Why not an asian one R2, that's what his mother is.
Why not let him like who he likes?
Shouldn't be a foreign concept here.
r9, he likes SKANKS, lots of them. This is just for publicity.
I think it's "genuine" in that they actually enjoy hanging out and fucking. They didn't announce they were getting married, just dating.
Maybe they'll get married and we can endure all sorts of "Champion Marries Champion" sports human interest stories.
Lol, R11. Apt question. She's a skier - a gold medal winning skier from Minnesota. Skiing is obviously a niche sport in the USA, much bigger in Europe where she's an absolute star. She's won multiple overall World Cup titles (basically the season championship after the results of all races are added up). She makes a ton of endorsement money (for a skier at least) in Europe. She tends to get injured a lot, but always seems to come back strong.
He hooks up with shanks, but he dates pretty respectable women.
So exactly why did they announce it? Did I miss the part of them being hounded?
I keep telling you guys that not all bearding is because of The Gay. Anyone whose private life is at odds with their image might need a beard, including Tiger.
And how is Vonn doing these days? Is she retired and looking for a way to stay in the public eye, or still skiing and looking for a wealthy sponsor?
Didn't Lindsay Vonn just get injured last month on the slopes? Or was that someone else?
She's had several injuries, including a bad head one.
wasn't her recent divorce rumored to be because she was fucking around with Tim Tebow? or am i confusing her with someone else.
She is recovering from a badly broken leg and leg surgery which occurred very recently in a bad fall while racing down a very steep mountain as an elite competitive skier.
She is an Olympic medal winner and one at the top of her sport.
It should be no surprise that two elite athletes would find things in common.
Vonn must be as dumb as Rhianna
I don't see anything wrong with dating Tiger.
He was in counseling and he is probably now an improved person.
Anyone can change for the better. He certainly has a lot of good things to offer.
Yes, Tiger can offer MILLIONS OF DOLLARS + a big penis. Who would ask for anything more?
Still you have to admit it is a shocking pairing.
I see absolutely NOTHING shocking about the pairing.
Two very competitive accomplished elite athletes have the potential of understanding each other and sharing a life of dedication to their sports in terms of grueling regiments and working out among other factors.
And she's religious, too.
What Tiger wants to hear from her is, "oh God, oh God!"
She obviously likes extreme sports. Thus, dating Tiger Woods fits right in.
"sharing a life of dedication to their sports in terms of grueling regiments and working out among other factors."
Since when do golfers need gruelling workouts?
Many top golfers are very fit and work out a lot.
You are very uninformed. It takes a lot of strength to hit the ball off the tee the great distances that the top golfers are accomplishing these days.
The golf swing off the tee is often 110 miles per hour.
Tiger is in great shape as are many of the other top golfers.
Vonn is well known in Europe where alpine skiing is a very popular sport. She's very successful, having won the overall World Cup three years in a row.
BTW, I'm surprised that she goes by Vonn, her ex husband's last name.
There is a super talented American skier, Mikaela Shiffrin, who will be the one to beat in the years to come. She's only 18.
Austria spends a shitload of money on nurturing skiing champions and holds a pretty tight hold on the skiing federation, so I just love it when non-Austrian skiers dominate.
Whether in relationships or not, gay men fuck around all the time. We rarely point fingers (or clutch pearls). Why can't Tiger fly his freak flag without facing all the hate from the gays on this board? IMHO, there seems to be a double-standard.
I think Woods is a sex addict, R31.
Once again R31, don't carry on with that bs line. He does have 2 children and he has proven himself to be a stupendous liar and MAJOR hypocrite, acting like the proud family man when he had porn stars on speed dial.
Both are very attractive. They don't look like they go together, though.
Sport players who are well known sex addicts don't get endorsement deals. Family friendly sport celebrities who are married (with children) do.
Sure, Tiger can do whatever he wants, but nobody should insult my and other people's intelligence and claim this is some genuine love relationship that's brewing there. Both are in it for the money and the career opportunties.
Why would you jump to talking about a 'love relationship' R35 when they have only been dating a couple of months?
You're as bad as the ultra-hyping media who always touts a love connection when two people are merely having a date or two or dating several months.
Vonn and Tiger are dating and having sex. Big deal.
And you have no way of knowing what Tiger's life has been pertaining to sex for the past long three years.
There have been no reports of he being sexually involved with anyone or having night club outings or dating cheap women.
Tiger was in counseling for sex addiction or perhaps just poor judgment.
You calling him a sex addict three years later is all we need to know about you. And what we know about you is not positive.
"Why can't Tiger fly his freak flag without facing all the hate from the gays on this board?"
He's spent his whole life shamefacedly hiding his freak flag, and trying to convince the whole world that he's such a devoted family man that he belongs in a Norman Rockwell painting. That makes him a liar, a hypocrite, and a coward.
I'd like him if he ever had the nerve to take out his freak flag and fly it, but he's dating a clone of his trophy wife instead. Bet he marries her, and starts the charade all over.
Tiger has a 200 million dollar endorsement deal with Nike.
He doesn't need to worry about endorsement deals.
R37, you are really a demented low life.
Lindsey Vonn has absolutely nothing in common with the nanny he was married to.
To say they are clones is demented and very misinformed not to mention faulty disturbed thinking.
Lindsey Vonn is a very accomplished woman of high achievement, an elite athlete at the top of her sport and a World Cup and Olympic medal winner who trained and strived to years in dedication to excellence.
The nanny wife is not an accomplished woman at all.
Somebody is all over this thread... (psst, it's R39).
The Winter Olympics are next year. This hookup is about generating buzz for her.
r40 - is that her PR person posting on here?
[quote]and trying to convince the whole world that he's such a devoted family man that he belongs in a Norman Rockwell painting. That makes him a liar, a hypocrite, and a coward.
How about loosening that snood of yours just a wee bit.
Vonn is close to a clone of Elin, but she's not as pretty as the ex.
And since when is skiing more important than taking care of children?
I give more due to a nanny, teacher, nurse, etc.
It seems almost focus-group tested perfect.
"To say they are clones is demented and very misinformed not to mention faulty disturbed thinking. "
Good Lord, the word "clone" was meant to point out their physical resemblance! The term has nothing to do with their respecitve accomplishments, and how you could get all upset over that escapes me.
Fine, they can date. She's an idiot for dating him.
However, Tiger Woods should not be forgiven for defrauding his sponsoring companies out of millions and millions of dollars by portraying himself as an upstanding family man when in fact, he is a douchebag, phony, lying piece of slime.
However, Vonn is much prettier than Tiger's hideous porno skanks.
R46, Elin and Vonn have zero physical resemblance to each other.
You must be blind or daft.
Being blonde and caucasion does not constitute physical resemblance.
Vonn is a bleached blonde and her face looks absolutely nothing like Elin's face.
Vonn also has very large tree trunk muscled thighs - something which Elin does not have.
Elin is a natural blonde, not an bleached blonde.
Elin has gorgeous figure - Vonn's is average.
R46, saying that all blonde and caucasion women have physical resemblance is absurd and faulty thinking. And the two women in question have absolutely zero resemblance in face, physique, build, and hair.
Woods played the hell out of that "family man" image.
R44, Vonn does not just ski, you imbecile.
If you insist on not recognizing the training, skill, and achievement of women in a worldwide arena, then you are to be pitied.
And no, being a nanny is not comparable in achievement and accomplishment to being an elite athlete and skier of the highest achievements.
Oh, shut up, Vonny fangirl!
Skiing is no great contribution to the human race. Neither is golf.
LMAO at r51....
Are you trying to rival the Heath Ledger/Janet Jackson trolls?
It's about the diligence of applying oneself to mastering a very difficult discipline.
Something of which you obviously have no understanding R52 or you wouldn't be so oblivious to the value of applying oneself and mastering a very difficult discipline and excelling in that field.
Have no respect for any woman who becomes involved with this pig. Why would any woman want to be with a man who has had sex with hundreds of women and put his cock everywhere?
and why must you have a 2nd paragraph to say exactly what you said in the first?
Dear lord, enough with the "Tiger's a fraud because he didn't live up to his family image," thus he's not worthy of his endorsements.
His sponsors created that image. Everyone now knows about his true character, including the general public and his sponsors. Yet, most of his sponsors stayed with him. If his alleged "fraud" was that fucking important, he'd have no sponsors anymore. But, he has many, who pay him a ridiculous sum of money. Clearly, a LOT of people don't give a fuck. Yes, naturally, the scandal changed some people's minds about him. But, there's still a shit ton of people who follow him, support him, cheer for him, and buy the shit he shills. Not everyone cares about what he does in his private life.
Yet, some DLers cop some bullshit principled stance - "it's not what he did, it's that he was fooling the public." Really, that keeps you up at night? You really care that people still buy Nike golf equipment even though Woods is a sex freak?
Why does it matter? Really, gays care deeply about some golfer? LOL.
"And no, being a nanny is not comparable in achievement and accomplishment to being an elite athlete and skier of the highest achievements."
True. A nanny actually does something useful.
R55, 100's of women??
wildly exaggerate much?
Why do you find it necessary to wildly exaggerate to make your weak, insipid, holding no water, judgmental point?
Are you an evangelical christian, a deluded frau, a conservative housewife, a sheltered ignoramus, or a judgmental fool?
^^small dick alert^^
Tiger was even dumb enough to fuck the porno infested fugs without using protection.
Exactly, R60. R59 doesn't seem to have read the report that Tiger may have had sex with as many as 100 women while he was married to his wife. He was so disgusting that he had sex with pornstars, prostitutes, callgirls, waitresses etc. without using protection. Howard Stern interviewed some of them on his show and some of the transcripts are still online. He did anal, vaginal, oral - everything.
[quote]Why does it matter?
R57. Because it matters that people have character. It matters that Tiger Woods defrauded companies and took money when he was lying and cheating. It matters because he defrauded sponsoring company shareholders. It matters because he made a fool of his former wife.
It doesn't mean that Woods shouldn't be able to live his life or have a girlfriend now. It does however mean he's a phony an a fraud. He could repair some of the damage by paying back some of the money to shareholders that he took under false pretenses. That won't happen, but it would be a gesture showing that he's not a lying phony and fraud. But he is.
And just because some companies stuck with Woods doesn't mean it's right. It just means that those companies placed money above his lying, cheating and publicly humiliating his wife on an international stage.
Won't someone think of the poor defrauded multinational megacorporations!
+1 with r57 and r64.
I'll never cease to marvel at the gullibility of consumers of image. They buy it every. single. time.
I was so not surprised at Tiger's harem. Why do people fall for all of the manufactured, glossy, charmed life bullshit when, if human history teaches us nothing else, it at least teaches us that the reality always is at variance with whatever diverting shiny object meets the eye?
I'll bet Tiger's mega-millionaire sponsors were well aware, throughout employing him and long before it came out, that Tiger maintained a stable. They were just betting and hoping, he could keep it hidden.
Besides, the white-bread, conservative, elite Pro Golf establishment was secretly relieved that it was bread & circuses women, not PEDS,at issue.
I hope Tiger overtakes Nicklaus.
Good luck to them both.
Tiger Woods is a great golfer, one of the best ever, no doubt and Lindey is a great skier.
But I have never liked Tiger- since long before his big scandal which came as no surprise to me. His real rep on the tour was awful- no one liked him from the press to his peers. Oh they respected him. And his image was a fraud. He got what he deserved. He sold himself as something he did not remotely resemble in a corporately managed lie. Made me feel all is not screwed up in the world to see it fall appart.
He nevertheless remains a great golfer and often facinating to watch because he is so good.
But he is a creep. I kind of doubt he has done a 180- perhaps 45 degrees.
Good luck Lindsey!
Yeah there is a nut on this thread (R39 etc.)
Unless he has had years of therapy, Tiger has not changed.
[quote] I'll never cease to marvel at the gullibility of consumers of image. They buy it every. single. time.
Is it gullibility, willful ignorance, or sheer stupidity? Whichever, you [R66] make a great point.
ALERT: STOP swallowing every highly-polished and artfully-edited story about celebrities.
HINT: Why didn't the sponsoring corporations pull their endorsements? Because the CEOs of those companies are screwing around, too. Why, because they can!
PS: Ever notice that when Tiger isn't winning one of the big PGA tournaments that TV ratings slump? Why do you think that is [R67]???
[quote]that he had sex with pornstars, prostitutes, callgirls, waitresses etc. without using protection. Howard Stern interviewed some of them on his show and some of the transcripts are still online. He did anal, vaginal, oral - everything.
The horror of it all!
Tiger's private life is not anyone's business.
R63's outrage and personal feeling of being duped has her/him internalizing and obsessing way too much to be normal and way too much to be rational.
It's pathological to be that outraged over someone's personal life which is none of your business.
And don't bother stating that it's your business because of Tiger's product endorsements.
This is just Tiger trying to generate a little positive buzz before the start of the Masters in April.
Sorry, Della, but Tiger has had PED stink all over him for quite some time.
He will always be linked with that shady doctor.
Well on the morning shows today (Anderson, Hoda) the consensus is a Tiger does not change its stripes. So he just should be thankful the View, The Morning show with Kelli and Michael, and Kathy Lee Gifford were all on vacation today!
[quote]Have no respect for any woman who becomes involved with this pig. Why would any woman want to be with a man who has had sex with hundreds of women and put his cock everywhere?
Totally agree. Can a leopard change his spots?
Dudes, lay off. I gotta nine-incher that I need to park somewhere, and one ho is as good as the next, no? Whatever. I'll win the fucking Masters and do Vonn up the ass on the 18th green just to show you muthafuckas.
Tiger's washed up, broken down, 37 yr old ass ain't coming close to winning another Masters.
And, yes, I know the golden bear won his last Masters at age 46, but Woods ain't getting another major.
Not a Masters, not a British Open, not a US open, and not a PGA! Jack's record is quite safe!
Tiger is DONE. He'll win a piddly tournament here and there, but THAT'S IT!
He's spent, off PEDs, and his body's breaking down! No more majors for him.
r77-Phil Mickelson,whistling past the graveyard.
Like I said....
Tiger's old, broken down and spent. No more majors for him.
Tiger Woods, the Lance Armstrong of the golf tour.
Like I said, no more majors for Tiger.
Woods played like shit today and goes into tomorrow's final round of the US open with a score of 9 over.
That's NINE OVER!
What's left this yr..... the PGA and the British Open, and he ain't getting those either.
At the 18th green, Vonn had such a look of disappointment on her face.
Well, this feels like old news now.
but when I heard about this and saw their photos and read their statement, my bullshit meter went into overdrive.
Why? They are both sponsored by Nike and featured prominently Nike slogans in their photos, and the photos as well as the statement were professional, didn't feel real, and so corny and 'off-looking' - their body language. The whole thing screamed fake fake fake and probably a Nike set-up thing.
However, who knows.
I kind of like them together, who knows if they'll last. He hasn't married her but they're both athletes. No one can say if he's totally lost his game forever, golfers tend to golf long into middle and older age on the pro-circuit. I can't say if he'll be the same with her, again, who knows.
Is he still friendly with Federer or did Mirka put a stop to that connection out of fear it might tarnish the Federer brand?
Tiger has won more PGA events this year and I believe last year than any other golfer on tour eventhough he did not win a major during that time span.
So I think it is possible that he can win another major again. He also won The Players Championship back in May, which many have always referred to as the 5th golf major.
He has played very poorly the last few weeks though.
And as far as his horrible round today, look at Rory and the recent Masters champion Adam Scott and how horrible they all played at Marion as well. That course is brutal!
And spoiled millionaire "I'm taxed too much in California" Phil Mickelson can play so well and also play so poorly as well. As good a player as he is, he's only won a quarter of the majors that Tiger Woods has won.
He is so unattractive in every way. Nothing appealing about him,not even his money.
Seriously, I hope Tiger can redeem himself, he might be the greatest golfer that has ever existed. His personal life, who really cares. Seriously.
And there is nothing appealing at all about Phil Mickelson, Rory McElroy, Ernie Els,and 99.9% of the other pro golfers out there, but nonetheless because of their success and wealth the majority of them are able to date and marry very beautiful women.
R89, it seems like Tiger is almost there. He is winning like half the non-Major PGA events so far this year. He generally played well at The Master, I think he finished 3rd there.
But he still has alot of work to get back to being a contender regularly in the Majors they was he was before 2009. This is the last major step to get back to pre-2009 form.
He's no Adam Scott.
I really hope Lindsey is double-bagging it
[quote] He is winning like half the non-Major PGA events so far this yr.
And Woods started his collapse early today. After 7 holes, he's gone from +9 to +13.
At least McIlroy is going in the right direction... +9 to +6
I want Phil to take it. That would really burn Woods.
Georgia Tech's David Duval was my dad's fave, but vertigo killed his career. Doctors weren't able to stop it.
And what's so appealing about Tiger Woods, R90?
Certainly not his looks, and he's amoral.
I think R90 was referring to R87.
[quote]But I have never liked Tiger- since long before his big scandal which came as no surprise to me. His real rep on the tour was awful- no one liked him from the press to his peers.
Aside from the fact that his handlers and team didn't deal well with the situation from the beginning, this may be what really sunk Woods. His reputation as cold and non-collegial and, basically fake for the PR. His father was even more disliked. I don't think any fellow golfers tried to stand up for him. The press wasn't particularly kind either.
[quote]Why didn't the sponsoring corporations pull their endorsements?
You missed a few sponsoring corporations: Accenture, AT&T, Gatorade and General Motors Gillette, TAG Heuer. Golf Digest pulled his column.
Nike didn't pull him. But they really couldn't given that their stable of celebrity endorsers are high testosterone athletes likely to get in trouble. Kobe Bryant wasn't dropped. Lance Armstrong and Oscar Pistorius have problems of their own... Nike can't afford to set precedent by dropping athletes for sexual transgressions. Doping and murder, yes. The other companies have a more staid middle class base that's probably easily offended (at least on the surface and for the public) by Wood's behavior.
A local university did a study of the economic impact on shareholders and the losses were staggering. Like in the billions.
R94, do you not have access to google?
It's there. Tiger has played a total of 9 events this year so far and won 4 of those events.
Nobody else on tour is close to that winnage percentage right now.
Everything about Woods is fake, including this relationship.
No more majors for Woods.
Congrats, Phil! British Open is most likely his in about an hour.
Why? Man is in the clubhouse with a 2 stroke lead. Best career final day in a major.....
6 birdies, 1 bogey.
Only Westwood and Stetson have a chance to catch him.
Woods started the day 1 shot behind the leader(Westwood) and then tanked....... 6 bogeys, 3 birdies and he's not finished yet.
Woods has NEVER won a major when he's trailed on the final day.
announcer just said that Woods is not the imposing figure that he once was.
Tiger's collapse is complete.
He'll NEVER win another major!
This isn't exactly turning out how Lindsey envisioned....
she's attached to a loser, instead of a winner.
The golf majors are done for the year and Tiger didn't get one!
The Masters - Adam Scott
U.S. Open - Justin Rose
British Open - Phil Mickelson
PGA - Jason Dufner
5 yrs plus without a major for Woods
Tiger's mystique is forever gone.
He intimidates no one now.
If he wants another major, he's gonna have to work a lot harder for it.
Woods is definitely feeling the pressure to perform and that is causing him to choke in the majors.
I wonder if Tiger & former BFF Roger Federer (in a Nike-sponsored friendship) commiserate over no longer being king shit in their respective sports?