Tiger Woods has revealed he hasn’t slept in three days since his breakup with skiing star Lindsey Vonn.
Returning to the PGA Tour for the first time since finishing in a tie for 17th in the Masters, Tiger Woods’ mind wasn’t completely on the task at hand as he played a practice round on May 5 at TPC Sawgrass ahead of May 7 start of The Players Championship.
Tiger Woods’ three-year relationship with Lindsey Vonn mutually came to an end Sunday, May 3. And this time of the year is always difficult for Tiger Woods, whose father, best friend and mentor, Earl, passed away on May 3, 2006.
“This three-day window is really hard,” Tiger Woods said.
“I haven’t slept. These three days, May 3rd through the 5th, is just brutal on me. And then with obviously what happened on Sunday, it just adds to it.”
Tiger Woods returned to the driving range after speaking with the media and has Wednesday to sharpen his game that was clearly off as he played nine holes with Jason Day.
Ranked No. 125 in the world, Tiger Woods had a two-way miss going, losing balls on both the first and ninth holes. He also said he lost three other balls to water hazards.
Tiger Woods won the last time he played here, in 2013 when he captured his second Players title. Last year he missed the tournament after having back surgery.
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have mutually decided to split up after nearly three years of dating.
The former world No 1 golfer and the Olympic skiing champion blamed the pressure of their busy schedules for the split.
Lindsey Vonn said on Facebook that the decision was mutual.
In a statement on his website, Tiger Woods said he would “always cherish our time together”.
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn first publicly announced they were an item in March 2013 following weeks of speculation.
“After nearly three years together, Tiger and I have mutually decided to end our relationship,” Lindsey Vonn, 30, said on her Facebook page.
“I will always cherish the memories that we’ve created together. Unfortunately, we both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart.
“He and his beautiful family will always hold a special place in my heart.”
The couple were last seen together in public at last month’s Masters golf tournament, where Linsey Vonn was with Tiger Woods’s 7-year-old daughter Sam and 6-year-old son Charlie.
Tiger Woods, 39, said in his statement: “I have great admiration, respect and love for Lindsey and I’ll always cherish our time together. She has been amazing with Sam and Charlie and my entire family.
“Unfortunately, we lead very hectic lives and are both competing in demanding sports. It’s difficult to spend time together.”
Tiger Woods was previously married to Swedish model Elin Nordegren, but they divorced in 2010 after it emerged the golfer had had a series of extramarital affairs.
Lindsey Vonn has confirmed her boyfriend Tiger Woods lost a front tooth while watching her winning the 63rd World Cup ski race in Italy.
World Cup ski champion posted to her Facebook account on January 20 that she was happy Tiger Woods surprised her by coming to the race, and that she felt ”terrible that his tooth got knocked out”.
”When he was in the finish area a cameraman accidentally knocked into him and took out his front tooth,” Lindsey Vonn wrote.
”He was still in great spirits though and didn’t complain once or ask for any special assistance or security. We were both just happy to share the moment together.”
Lindsey Vonn told USA Today in a phone interview: ”I didn’t see it happen, but I guess some photographer hit him in the face with a camera and it totally knocked his tooth out.”
Tiger Woods missing a tooth created a sensation January 19 after the race.
Tiger Wood’s agent, Mark Steinberg, said in an email that during a crush of photographers at the awards podium, ”a media member with a shoulder-mounted video camera pushed and surged toward the stage, turned and hit Tiger Woods in the mouth. Woods’ tooth was knocked out by the incident”.
The golfer first showed up in the athletes’ area when Lindsey Vonn’s father, Alan Kildow, escorted him in shortly after Vonn took the lead.
Tiger Woods then surprised Lindsey Vonn and gave the skier an emotional hug.
After about 10 to 15 minutes of standing near Lindsey Vonn with her family, Tiger Woods was escorted into a white tent usually reserved for measuring skis. He stayed there for nearly an hour, while the last lower-ranked skiers came down and during the podium celebration.
After the podium celebration, Tiger Woods was escorted by police to a waiting snowmobile and taken away.
Race organizers told The Associated Press they were not aware of the incident and that Tiger Woods requested extra security and a snowmobile to exit the finish area.
Tiger Woods had been wearing a scarf with a skeleton pattern over the lower part of his face, sunglasses and a stocking cap.
Tiger Woods has lost a front tooth after being hit in the face by a camera while watching girlfriend Lindsey Vonn secure her 63rd World Cup Alpine ski win.
The former world number one golfer decided to surprise Lindsey Vonn, who was competing in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
Tiger Woods had his tooth knocked out during a crush of photographers at the awards podium after Lindsey Vonn’s victory.
As his agent Mark Steinberg explains it, a media member with a shoulder-mounted video surged toward the stage, turned and hit Tiger Woods in the mouth.
“During a crush of photographers at the awards’ podium, a media member with a shoulder-mounted video camera pushed and surged towards the stage, turned and hit Tiger Woods in the mouth,” Mark Steinberg said.
“Woods’s tooth was knocked out by the incident.”
“I was among those who escorted him from the tent to the snowmobile and there was no such incident,” Nicola Colli, the secretary general of the race organizing committee, told The Associated Press.
“When he arrived he asked for more security and we rounded up police to look after both him and Lindsey.”
Mark Steinberg also said that the tooth is missing and would not say when Tiger Woods would replace it.
Even more bizarre was witnessing Tiger Woods dress in a skeleton disguise as Lindsey Vonn became the all-time woman’s record holder in alpine skiing victories.
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have had some “nasty” arguments because the golfer hasn’t planned on being at the Winter Games in Sochi to support her, the National Enquirer reported.
Tiger Woods, 37, reportedly is scheduled to play in the Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona from February 19 to 23. Lindsey Vonn’s slalom and giant slalom events are February 18 and 21.
Lindsey Vonn, 29, reportedly is upset because not only is she trying to come back from a torn ACL, but also she supported Tiger Woods at his major tournaments this past season. She even provided him with good-luck squirrels.
Tiger Woods hasn’t planned on being at the Winter Games in Sochi to support girlfriend Lindsey Vonn
According to the Enquirer‘s source: “Lindsey told Tiger: <<I supported you this season. Now, it’s your turn to support me in public. I’m not just your cheerleader – I’m a world-class athlete too!>>”
Earlier this year, Lindsey Vonn acknowledged she wasn’t sure if Tiger Woods’ schedule would free up enough for him to watch her ski now that her knee is repaired and she’s ready to hit the slopes again.
Lindsey Vonn completed her first days of downhill training this week.
Tiger Woods and his new girlfriend Lindsey Vonn seem to be proving the doubters wrong.
The acknowledged philanderer and his ski star girlfriend appear to be going from strength-to-strength as evidenced by the sight of them taking his children by Elin Nordegren to school together on Tuesday.
Low-key and subtly loved up, Tiger Woods, 37, and Lindsey Vonn, 28, looked content as they accompanied Sam, 5, and 4-year-old Charlie on their mini commute.
Tiger Woods and new girlfriend Lindsey Vonn play happy families as they drop his children off at school
Tiger Woods dropped the children at North Palm Beach, Florida, with his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn.
In November 2009, it was revealed that Tiger Woods had cheated on his wife Elin Nordegren with nightclub hostess Rachel Uchitel. In the month that followed, dozens of other women came forward claiming they had s** with Tiger, too.
Tiger Woods reportedly confessed to sleeping with more than 120 women as he sought treatment for s** addiction.
The child prodigy golfer saw his ranking plummet for a few years following the adultery scandal, but recently returned to form and the number one ranking.
Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods only made their first public appearance together as an official couple at the Met Ball a couple of weeks ago.
However, it seems Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn, who have been dating for a number of months, are well past the awkward first few dates stage.
The golfer and the skier looked more than comfortable to show off their sporting physiques as they spent a day lounging and fishing on Tiger Woods’ yacht in Florida on Tuesday.
Tiger Woods, 37, who in recent years has discovered there are plenty more fish in the sea after splitting from his wife Elin Nordegren after a string of infidelities on his part, seemed happy with his new girlfriend.
Making the most of the warm weather the golfer lounged about on the boat with his shirt off while casually dangling his rod in the water.
Dressed in a pair of white shorts and white trousers Tiger Woods completed his look with a backwards white cap.
Lindsey Vonn, 28, was equally as happy to show off her body and slipped into a bandeau bikini.
Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods looked more than comfortable to show off their sporting physiques as they spent a day lounging and fishing on golfer’s yacht in Florida
Clearly excited about her trip she ran to a bridge nearby to take a couple of snaps of Tiger Woods as he tried to catch fish.
Wearing her hair off her face in a messy bun and a pair of dark shades, Lindsey Vonn showed off her natural good looks and laid-back style.
Things are clearly going well between the couple as they were joined for their trip by Tiger Woods’ children from his marriage to Swedish Elin Nordegren – Sam and Charlie.
The children also enjoyed a spot of fishing however they didn’t seem to be enjoying it quite as much as their father, as they looked a little fed up waiting to catch something.
Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods’ relaxing day out comes after their last outing ended a little raucously.
It has been reported that Lindsey Vonn was left embarrassed and angry as Tiger Woods had too much to drink at a Met Gala after party.
Tiger Woods reportedly “looked uncomfortable” as his girlfriend led him through the roof top party.
Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods, who announced their love on Twitter and Facebook with a series of professional shots, are said to have left the party at around 2 a.m. when Woods stumbled up the stairs and fell over.
Luckily, Lindsey Vonn was on hand to pick her man up and she dragged him out of the party to their waiting car outside.
Thomas Vonn took to Twitter on Saturday, hours after Tiger Woods was assessed a two-stroke penalty that was first spotted by an alert golf fan watching on television, to joke about his ex-wife’s new beau.
Lindsey Vonn’s ex-husband wrote: “No problem Masters tournament happy to call in and help. You always have to keep an eye on those cheaters ;)”
Lindsey and Thomas Vonn married in 2007 and her husband served as her coach and advisor
Lindsey and Thomas Vonn were married in 2007. With her husband serving as her coach and advisor, Lindsey Vonn became an Olympic and World Cup champion before the partnership dissolved in 2011. A divorce was finalized earlier this year.
“I honestly can’t discuss anything,” Thomas Vonn said when news of the divorce became public.
“It’s just a sad, sad situation. Out of respect for each other, we’re not going to discuss it publicly.”
Soon after Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn made their romance official, rumor has it that before the champion skier chose the golf legend as her full-time beau she was dating Kris Humphries.
According to the latest issue of Us Weekly, Kris Humphries was a romantic contender until Tiger Woods came along.
Us Weekly reported that Tiger Woods was obviously not “Vonn’s only suitor”, and that “Bachelor No. 2 was none other than Kim Kardashian ex Kris Humphries”.
As the magazine suggests, Lindsey Vonn and Kris Humphries have quite a lot in common.
They are both from Minnesota and are both 28-year-old professional athletes, who are considered to be at the top of their respective sports.
Lindsey Vonn was allegedly dating Kris Humphries before romancing Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods is a different story. When he started dating Lindsey Vonn several months ago the golger was climbing his way back from a two year losing streak after being the most dominant force the world of golf had ever known.
However, Tiger Woods regained his seat as the No 1 ranked golfer after winning his third PGA Tour event of 2013 last week.
Lindsey Vonn has reportedly been warned by her friends about the potential perils of becoming romantically involved with Tiger Woods, 37.
Once the most celebrated man in golf, Tiger Woods dropped to No 58 in the sport after his extra-marital affairs went public in 2009.
Tiger Woods coughed up $110 million in his divorce settlement to former wife Elin Nordegren and was publicly shamed for his infidelities.
Despite these setbacks Tiger Woods was slowly working his way back to a top ten position in the PGA tour until Lindsey Vonn came along.
Once the two started dating Tiger Woods skyrocketed back to his former status as the best in the sport.
While the two appear to be quite smitten with each other, fans of Lindsey Vonn are doubtful of the relationship’s shelf life.
Us Weekly reports that an angry Facebook fan recently messaged Lindsey saying: “He is probably cheating on you right now.”
Lindsey Vonn herself is no stranger to romantic disappointment.
She was married to fellow skier Thomas Vonn, but the two began divorce proceedings four years after tying the knot.
Despite these previous setbacks, it appears that Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods have high hopes for their future.
And the connection was said to have been recognized quite quickly by the two of them.
A source close to them told Us Weekly: “Tiger and Lindsey have a lot in common. They immediately clicked.”
In a recently unearthed edition of ESPN magazine, Lindsey Vonn displays her long legs in a very short and tight dress as she channels one of Sharon Stone’s sexiest character yet, Catherine Tramell, from the R rated film Basic Instinct.
Baring a remarkable likeness to the actress, Lindsey Vonn, 28, dons the figure-hugging white polo neck dress, wears her blonde locks in a high updo and has smouldering make-up applied.
The Olympic skier also sits in a swivel chair to recreate the famous “leg-crossing” interrogation scene in the movie.
In an accompanying behind-the-scenes clip, Lindsey Vonn introduces herself as Sharon Stone.
“Hey this is Lindsey Vonn and we are in Vail, Colorado and we are shooting a scene from Basic Instinct and I am Sharon Stone,” she says.
Lindsey Vonn also explains how she came to channel the famous character.
“I have a lot of favorite movies and one of my favorites is Gladiator, but that would probably be a little hard to reenact or recreate,” she says.
Lindsey Vonn channels Sharon Stone as Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct on a recently unearthed cover of ESPN magazine
In the interview she also refers to her now ex-husband, Thomas Vonn.
“In the last couple of photo shoots, people said that I looked like Sharon Stone. So my husband and I thought what are some Sharon Stone movies? And Basic Instinct came up. And I don’t know, it just kinda seemed like it would work and here I am,” Lindsey Vonn explains.
Once she finally gets into character and is in front of the lens, Lindsey Vonn admits that she does in fact feel and look like Sharon Stone’s character Catherine Tramell.
“I have to admit, when I put on all this make-up, and my hair is all Eighties-style and I put on the white dress, I do look like Sharon Stone,” the sportswoman says.
The raunchy clip and cover was recently unearthed after Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn confirmed that they were dating on Monday.
Lindsey Vonn chanced a face-to-face meeting with Tiger Woods’ ex-wife Elin Nordegren at the former couple’s daughter Samantha’s junior baseball game.
Lindsey Vonn avoided the awkward encounter by reportedly sitting in Tiger Woods’ car for an hour while the golfer watched Samantha, 5, play ball.
The Olympic skier most likely stayed in Tiger Woods’s black Mercedes rather than risk an encounter with his ex-wife Elin Nordegren, who was also watching the event – though Woods and Elin sat at opposites ends of the stadium.
Lindsey Vonn, who is recuperating from a bad fall while competing, was seen sweeping back her blonde hair in the front passenger seat as tiger Woods’s car pulled away after the game.
Her crutches were on the back seat.
Lindsey Vonn avoided run in with Elin Nordegren sitting in Tiger Woods’ car for an hour
Lindsey Vonn has been staying on Tiger Woods’s luxury yacht, Privacy, near his home in Jupiter, Florida.
Tiger Woods, 37, and Lindsey Vonn, 28, announced their relationship to the world on Monday, addressing reports that Tiger has been attempting to win back Elin Nordegren, who received $100 million as a divorce settlement.
They announced their relationship status in statements simultaneously published on Tiger Woods’s official website and Lindsey Vonn’s Facebook page on Monday along with a photo of themselves together.
Elin Nordegren’s rumored new boyfriend, billionaire coal magnate Chris Cline, parked his 164-foot yacht directly in front of her ex Tiger Woods’ 155-foot yacht on Florida’s Jupiter Island Monday, TMZ reports.
As the New York Post reported, Elin Nordegren has been “quietly dating” her 54-year-old neighbor in the upscale North Palm Beach oceanfront community of Seminole Landing following her 2010 divorce.
Chris Cline, worth a reported $1.2 billion, is said to host blowout parties on his impressive vessel dubbed “Mine Games” which has its own submarine.
Built by Gulf Coast-based Trinity Yachts, Chris Cline’s luxury yacht boasts five bedrooms, two formal dining rooms, a poolside bar, a hot tub, and a rental price of $265,000 per week.
Chris Cline has been married twice and has four children with his previous wives. His first wife, Sabrina, died of breast cancer in 1987. He remarried in 1993 and then divorced seven years later.
Meanwhile Tiger Woods’ seacraft is called “Privacy” and he spent the last weekend lounging on it with his new girlfriend Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn.
Built by Gulf Coast-based Trinity Yachts, Chris Cline’s luxury yacht boasts five bedrooms, two formal dining rooms, a poolside bar, a hot tub, and a rental price of $265,000 per week
Tiger Woods and Lindsay Vonn avoided having an awkward confrontation with Elin Nordegren at their 5-year-old daughter Samantha’s junior baseball game by having Lindsey Vonn hide in his black Mercedes for an hour.Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods formed a couple for six years and also have a 3-year-old son Charlie.
They split up after Tiger Woods admitted to marital infidelity and nearly a dozen women came forward saying they had relationships with him.
Speaking about her relationship with the golfer, the former Swedish supermodel said she felt “blindsided” and “embarrassed” when she found out about his multiple infidelities.
Elin Nordegren said: “I never suspected. For the last three-and-a-half years, when all this was going on, I was home a lot more with pregnancies, then the children and my school.”
Since their split, Elin Nordegren received a $100 million divorce settlement, rebuilt her dream home, and takes psychology classes at Rollins College in Winter Park.
Elin Nordegren has also been romantically linked to businessman Jamie Dingman and more recently to Swedish hockey player Douglas Murray.
Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods have finally confirmed the rumors they are in a romance.
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn announced their relationship status in statements simultaneously published on the golfer’s official website and Vonn’s Facebook page on Monday along with a photo of themselves together.
“I guess it wasn’t a well-kept secret but yes, I am dating Tiger Woods” Lindsey Vonn, 28, wrote.
“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.”
Tiger Woods, 37, wrote: “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.”
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have been the subject of romance rumors for some time and last month he sent his private jet to fly her home to Vail, Colorado after a crash at the Alpine World Championships in Austria left her with torn ligaments in her right knee and a fractured shin.
They have also been spotted together in Vail and aboard Tiger Woods’ yacht in Florida.
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have finally confirmed the rumors they are in a romance
Lindsey Vonn announced her split from husband of four years, Thomas Vonn, in November 2011.Tiger Woods meanwhile had a spectacular fall from grace in 2009 when his extra-marital affairs exploded in headlines.
The scandal erupted after a bizarre November 27 car crash outside his mansion in Windermere, Orlando, the day after The National Enquirer, linked him to New York party hostess Rachel Uchitel.
Tiger Woods had admitted to a string of affairs with as many as 14 women coming forward to claim they had slept with him.
Among those who came forward to say they were his mistress were two adult film stars, a cocktail waitress and a waitress from his local pancake restaurant.
Elin Nordegren quickly ditched her wedding ring – and later filed for divorce from Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods’ ex-wife took an estimated $100 million settlement and custody of their two young children Sam and Charlie.
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.
Tiger Woods dispatched his private jet to an airport in Austria so Olympic golds medalist Lindsey Vonn could fly home to the US to undergo several necessary surgeries
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 Starmagazine.
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.