Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn: golfer sends his private jet to Austria to fly skier girlfriend home for surgery
Tiger Woods dispatched his private jet to an airport in Austria on Friday so Olympic golds medalist Lindsey Vonn could fly home to the U.S. to undergo several necessary surgeries.
Lindsey Vonn, 28, suffered two torn knee ligaments earlier this week after a ghastly fall doing the super-G during the Alpine Ski World Championships.
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn were linked after being spotted in Antigua in January and on the slopes in Austria last November.
Lindsey Vonn – who divorced fellow skier Thomas Vonn last month after 11 years together – “will not participate in any speculation surrounding her personal life at this time”, she said in a statement last month.
But a source told Us Weekly: “They’ve been seeing each other for the past 9 months or so regularly.”
Tiger Woods has been a free man since 2010 when he was divorced by wife Elin Nordegren after she discovered he’d cheated on her with a string of women.
Elin Nordegren, 33, lives in North Palm Beach, Florida funded by her reported $100 million settlement with the golfer, with whom she shares kids Samantha, 5, and Charlie, 3.
Shockwaves were sent through the sporting world in December 2009 when it was revealed that Tiger Woods had cheated so many times.
Swedish supermodel Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods were married for five years. Tiger Woods’ career and marriage fell apart after he was revealed as a serial cheater.
Since their divorce, Elin Nordegren has dated several men, including wealthy financier Jamie Dingman and professional hockey player Douglas Murray, to whom she was first romantically linked in July 2012.
Tiger Woods, 38, appears to have learnt from his mistakes and is making every effort to go the distance with his new love.
“He wants to marry again and thinks Lindsey could be the woman,” a source close to the golfer revealed to Star magazine.
Lindsey Vonn was reportedly wary of getting involved with the golfing star because of his past, but it appears that Tiger Woods has pulled out all the stops to prove he has learnt from his mistakes.
After Tiger Woods whisked Lindsey away to Antigua for a romantic break, and earlier this month he stopped off on his way to The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship to visit her in Austria, where she was competing in a World Cup Ski event.
Tiger Woods’ form has improved since he has been seeing the champion skier: after dropping out of the top 50 in 2011, his ranking is now back up to No. 2.
Lindsey Vonn was married to fellow 2002 Olympian and former US Ski Team athlete Thomas Vonn in 2007, at the Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah. The couple were married for four years, but began divorce proceedings in November 2011. Their divorce was finalized in January 2013.
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