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.
Tiger Woods’ ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, took nine years to get her degree, but she finished with a 3.98 GPA and was named the most outstanding senior in her class at Rollins College.
Elin Nordegren was the apropos commencement speaker at the graduation ceremony as she took her degree in psychology.
Elin Nordegren was named the most outstanding senior in her class at Rollins College (photo People magazine)
According to PEOPLE magazine: “Nordegren started college courses at Rollins in 2005, when she was married to Woods and did not yet have children, chipping away at her degree sometimes one class at a time. She took a semester off following the birth of each of her children – Sam, now 6, and Charlie, now 5 – and again in 2010, in the wake of the spectacular revelations of infidelity by her then-husband. That period she referred to Saturday as “the wild storm of my personal life.”
Elin Nordegren, who divorced Tiger Woods in 2010, was probably a little sidetracked over the course of the time that spanned her degree.
“Yes, nine years is a pretty long time,” she said.
“When I received the honor of speaking today I was happy. I was also a little surprised. I have been called a <<woman with no words>> in the media and criticized for not talking very much.”
Elin Nordegren spoke about how far she’d come since coming to the US as a married 25-year-old.
“Today, nine years later I’m a proud American and have two beautiful children. … But I’m no longer married,” said Elin Nordegren, which elicited laughter and applause from the crowd.
“Your actions inspired me to keep on going to the finish line. We walked the talk,” Tiger Woods’ ex-wife said.
Tiger Woods’ half-brother, Earl Dennison Woods Jr., was arrested Thursday in Phoenix.
He is accused of making a false bomb threat at the government building where he works.
According to Phoenix police, Earl Dennison Woods Jr., 58, called in the threat at the Department of Economic Security (DES) building about 8:30 a.m. MT Thursday.
Police say they were called after DES employees alerted building security.
Earl Dennison Woods Jr. is accused of making a false bomb threat at the government building where he work
More than 100 people were evacuated from the building before Earl Dennison Woods came forward and told police the phone call was meant as a joke and he didn’t expect his co-workers to take it seriously.
Police said Earl Dennison Woods Jr. has been booked on suspicion of attempting to terrify, intimidate, threaten or harass others.
He was apologetic and cooperating with the investigation.
Earl Dennison Woods’ daughter, Cheyenne Woods, is a professional golfer.
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.
Adam Scott has won his maiden major title and became the first Australian winner of the Masters with victory against former champion Angel Cabrera in a sudden death play-off at Augusta.
Adam Scott, 32, holed a 15ft birdie putt in deteriorating light across the 10th green on the second extra hole to deprive Angel Cabrera after both players birdied the 18th in regulation to reach nine under on a dank, drizzly day.
Australian Jason Day, runner up with Adam Scott in 2011, was third at seven under with Tiger Woods (70) and another Australian Marc Leishman (72) tied for fourth at five under.
“It fell my way today, there was some luck there but it’s incredible to be in this position. I’m honoured,” said Adam Scott, who squandered a four-shot lead with four to play to lose the Open to Ernie Els last year.
“This is the one thing in golf we hadn’t been able to achieve,” he added.
“It’s amazing that it’s my destiny to be the first Australian to win.”
Adam Scott has won his maiden major title and became the first Australian winner of the Masters with victory against former champion Angel Cabrera
Adam Scott rolled in a stunning long birdie putt on the 18th for a 69 to snatch a one-shot lead over Angel Cabrera, who was waiting back down the fairway in the final group. The Argentina’s 2009 winner kept his focus despite the roars from the green and hit his approach to a few feet before making his birdie for a 70 to join Adam Scott.
Both came up slightly short of the 18th green on the first extra hole and Angel Cabrera, playing first, almost holed his chip and tapped in from a foot for a four.
Adam Scott left his chip three feet shy but holed it and they went back down the 10th. They both hit good approaches to the heart of the green but Angel Cabrera, who won a play-off against Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry three years ago, missed his putt before Adam Scott made his.
“That’s how golf is. I came back and I had that chip on 18, I could have won it,” said Angel Cabrera.
“But Adam’s a good winner. I would have been happier if I had won but he’s a great player, I get along with him, we’ve played together in the President’s Cup and I’m happy for him.”
Angel Cabrera, the joint overnight leader with Brandt Snedeker, held a two-shot lead at nine under during the first nine but on the way home he shared the lead with Adam Scott and Jason Day, who was two in front with three to play before bogeys at 16 and 17.
Tiger Woods was four behind at the start of the day after being penalised two shots for an illegal drop on Friday, but struggled to ignite his round and carded a two-under 70 for a seventh top four in his last eight Masters following his last win in 2005.
Tiger Woods, a 14-time major champion, chasing his fifth Green Jacket and first major title since 2008, said his putting cost him.
“I played well, unfortunately I just didn’t make enough putts and also missed a few shots here and there,” said Tiger Woods, the world number one.
“I certainly had an opportunity. If I shot 65 I thought I could win it outright, and it looked like that might be the number. I just couldn’t quite get the peed right the first eight holes I left them short.”
Chinese 14-year-old amateur Guan Tianlang finished with a 75 for 12 over on his remarkable debut that saw him become the youngest Masters competitor and youngest player to make the cut at a major, and winner of the low amateur prize.
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.”
World’s No 1 golfer Tiger Woods has been given a two-stroke penalty at the Masters in Augusta, avoiding the threat of disqualification.
Tiger Woods, 37, said his second-round drop at the 15th was taken “two yards away” from the original position, which should have incurred a two-stroke penalty rather than the one for finding water.
That meant the golfer signed an incorrect scorecard, for which the penalty is usually disqualification.
Tiger Woods said on Saturday he was unaware at the time he had violated any rules.
He started his third round on one under, five behind leader Jason Day.
The US Golf Association rule 26-1a states that a player must take their drop “as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played”.
Tiger Woods has been given a two-stroke penalty at the Masters in Augusta, avoiding the threat of disqualification
After being alerted by a television viewer to a possible breach of that rule, Masters officials decided there was no case for Tiger Woods to answer.
After the golfer revealed in his post-round news conference that he had dropped the ball away from its original position, officials revisited the issue.
After meeting Tiger Woods on Saturday the officials decided to apply a recent reinterpretation of the rules,meaning that rather than disqualifying the four-time Masters winner they would only levy a two-shot penalty.
The amendment was made to stop players from being disqualified for signing the wrong scorecard when television pictures later showed they had unknowingly moved the ball.
Fred Ridley, chairman of the competition committee, said: “After meeting with the player, it was determined that he had violated Rule 26 and he was assessed a two-stroke penalty.
“The penalty of disqualification was waived by the Committee under Rule 33 as the Committee had previously reviewed the information and made its initial determination prior to the finish of the player’s round.”
Before beginning his third round, Tiger Woods said he accepted the penalty.
“At hole #15, I took a drop that I thought was correct and in accordance with the rules. I was unaware at that time I had violated any rules,” he tweeted.
“I didn’t know I had taken an incorrect drop prior to signing my scorecard. Subsequently, I met with the Masters Committee Saturday morning and was advised they had reviewed the incident prior to the completion of my round.
“Their initial determination was that there was no violation, but they had additional concerns based on my post-round interview.
“After discussing the situation with them this morning, I was assessed a two-shot penalty. I understand and accept the penalty and respect the Committee’s decision.”
Tiger Woods, who at one stage shared the lead with Day on Friday, was unlucky to find trouble at the 15th when his approach hit the pin and rolled back into the water.
He returned to where he played the original stroke, eventually carding a six at the par-five hole, before revealing in his post-round news conference that he may have dropped the ball further away than permitted.
“I went down to the drop area, that wasn’t going to be a good spot,” he said.
“And it was a little bit wet. So it was muddy and not a good spot to drop.
“So I went back to where I played it from, but I went two yards further back.”
Even though Tiger Woods was able to continue his quest for a fifth Green Jacket, three-time Masters champion Nick Faldo believes the American should have disqualified himself from the tournament.
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.”
Tiger Woods has won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill by two strokes returning to the top of the world rankings for the first time since October 2010.
Tiger Woods, 37, replaces Rory McIlroy as number one after dropping to a career-low 58th in November 2011.
His win at Bay Hill was his 77th PGA title and his third of 2013.
Tiger Woods resumed three shots clear after storms halted Sunday’s play and shot 70 to hold off England’s Justin Rose, who climbed to third in the world rankings.
“I play well here, it’s as simple as it gets,” said Tiger Woods, who became number one for the 11th time following his eighth professional win at Bay Hill.
Tiger Woods has won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill by two strokes returning to the top of the world rankings for the first time since October 2010
“I’m very pleased with the way I’m playing.
“It was a by-product of hard work, patience and getting back to playing golf tournaments.”
It was Tiger Woods’s sixth title in his last 20 starts on the PGA Tour, and after wins at Doral and Torrey Pines this year, he is now clear favourite to capture his fifth Masters title when the season’s opening major begins at Augusta on 11 April.
He first became world number one in June 1997 following his maiden major victory at the Masters, aged 22.
Tiger Woods topped the rankings for 264 weeks from August 1999 to September 2004 and 281 weeks from June 2005 to October 2010.
A five-month lay-off in late 2009 after cheating scandal, a string of injuries, including four knee operations and an Achilles problem, and problems getting to grips with a new swing all contributed to Tiger Woods’ fall down the rankings.
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.
President Barack Obama played golf with Tiger Woods in Florida on Sunday as he took a break from work during President’s Day weekend.
The unexpected golf pairing came as Barack Obama enjoys a “boy’s weekend” away from his wife and daughters, making his decision to spend the afternoon with one of the world’s most notorious philanderers even more pointed.
Though it would be an intimidating round – undoubtedly for both parties – Barack Obama warmed up on Saturday by playing with Tiger Woods’ former coach Butch Harmon.
After getting pointers from Butch Harmon, Barack Obama must have been feeling good about his game as he played with the Masters’ Champion and Jim Crane, who owns The Floridian Yacht and Golf Club where they were seen playing.
Golf Digest reporter Tim Rosaforte reported that Barack Obama warmed up for the “historic” round with Tiger Woods and Jim Crane.
No photos of the trio have been released and the president’s normal pool reporter was barred from covering the event, but gossip is flying at the country club as members tried their best to get an insight into how the round was going.
“Not going to turn this into Tiger Tracker, but from pro shop at Floridian we received word TW holed out greenside bunker No. 1 for birdie,” Tim Rosaforte tweeted.
While this is the first time that Barack Obama has played golf with Tiger Woods- who has won the most titles in the storied sport- it is not the first time that they have met.
The disgraced golfer did a reading at one of the President’s inaugural festivities in 2009 and followed that up with a visit to the White House.
That visit took place five months before his long list of affairs was exposed so it is unclear whether or not Tiger Woods and barack Obama have spoken since. Their four hours on the course will leave them with plenty of time to talk, however.
During his round on Saturday, Barack Obama played with Jim Crane as well as Texas-based lawyer Tony Chase, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, utility executive Milton Carroll and the President’s close friend Eric Whitaker who he has known since he lived in Chicago.
Both Milton Carroll and Jim Crane have donated to Democratic campaigns, and Tony Chase hosted an Obama fundraiser during the presidential campaign last year.
Barack Obama played golf with Tiger Woods in Florida on Sunday as he took a break from work during President’s Day weekend
The Florida club is used to having some high-profile guests, as conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh talked about his times playing there during his show on Saturday.
“I was a proud and honored member of the Floridian,” he said.
“The president’s got himself a good, old-fashioned guys golf weekend.”
President Barack Obama is enjoying a break from his family this weekend after flying to Florida for a golf getaway, while the First Lady and daughters Sasha and Malia will be skiing in Aspen, Colorado, the White House confirmed on.
Tiger Woods’ old instructor Butch Harmon and his son, Claude III, are reportedly flying in to work with Barack Obama at the club’s new high-tech learning facility, which Harmon helped design.
“I’ve played golf with Ike, Nixon, Ford and President Bush 41,” Butch Harmon told Golf Digest.
“I never played with President Clinton. I met him in the Oval Office. It’ll be interesting. I know the president is a real keen golfer. I’m looking forward to it. It should be fun.”
“He’s a left-handed player, I’ve seen film of his swing before,” said Butch Harmon.
“It’ll be fun to get him down in the learning center, show him stuff in his golf game and see how he takes it to the course. He’s just like all of us that play golf. He wants to get better.”
Barack Obama was flying on Air Force One from an official event to promote his economic proposals in his adopted hometown of Chicago to West Palm Beach, Florida, for the weekend getaway.
“The president is looking forward to spending President’s Day weekend with some friends in Florida, and I’m sure they’ll take advantage of the opportunity to play some golf,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.
The Tom Fazio-designed private course and club is owned by Jim Crane, who also owns the Houston Astros baseball team.
According to the course website, members and guests also have the use of eight cottages, a deep-water marina, a 61-foot Viking Yacht, a boat and a private helicopter service, a spa and fitness center and a teaching facility.
Colorado is where Michelle Obama and first daughters have spent their past two Presidents’ Day weekends. In 2012, they went skiing at Buttermilk Mountain and stayed at the home of Aspen Ski Company owners Jim and Paula Crown, according to the Aspen Daily News. In 2011, they went skiing in Vail.
Vice President Joe Biden and his family, according to the White House, will also be in Colorado this weekend on vacation.
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.
Tiger Woods is reportedly attempting to win his ex-wife Elin Nordegren back with a $200 million deal, according to the National Enquirer.
Tiger Woods, 37, is desperate to win his ex-wife back, according to the magazine and has offered the hefty pre-nup deal.
Elin Nordegren, 33, who won a $110 million divorce settlement from the sportsman, is believed to have told him she will consider the proposal – but only if he includes a $350 million anti-cheating clause into the wedding contract.
Swedish blonde Elin Nordegren is the mother of Tiger Woods’ two young children, Samantha, 5, and Charlie, 3.
A source told the Enquirer the deal was worth more than half of Tiger’s $600 million fortune, adding Elin Nordegren feels it’s enough to keep him from straying.
The source claimed: “Tiger didn’t even balk at the demand. Even though his accountants think he’s crazy, he’s ready to sign the pre-nup and set a wedding date.
“The guy has never recovered from being dumped by Elin. He’s dated lots of models and bimbos, but none of them were more than a one night stand.”
Tiger Woods is reportedly attempting to win his ex-wife Elin Nordegren back with a $200 million deal
Once golf’s greatest superstar, Tiger Woods’ career and marriage fell apart after he was revealed as a serial cheater and had a series of mistresses, the most high-profile being New York party girl Rachel Uchitel.
The couple divorced after five years in 2010 and Elin Nordegren is currently spending a lot of time and money on creating her dream home, rebuilding a $12 million North Palm Beach estate in Florida.
Since their divorce, Elin Nordegren has dated several men, including wealthy financier Jamie Dingman.
The stunning Swede, who recently showed off her flawless figure while on holiday in the Bahamas with her children and family, has been spotted around South Florida with professional hockey player Douglas Murray, who she was first romantically linked to in July 2012.
However, the NHL player didn’t appear to be vacationing with Elin Nordegren and her family at the exclusive Paradise Island resort.
A source told the Enquirer: “Tiger swore that he’d never cheat on her again, but Elin told him that she didn’t believe him.”
The magazine claims that Tiger Woods even got down on one knee and proposed, presenting Elin Nordegren with a ring for Christmas.
The Enquirer also alleges the couple are having sex again and a source claimed: “Tiger stopped by Elin’s rental house one afternoon when their kids were out with a nanny and they had sex for the first time since the split.
“It took them both by surprise, but they’ve continued to find alone time when they’re both at their homes in Florida.”
Tiger Woods is believed to have been left upset after seeing pictures of Elin Nordegren frolicking with a young hunk on the beach at the Atlantic resort in the Bahamas earlier this month.
However, he then discovered the man was Elin Nordegren’s brother Axel.
The source said: “Tiger breathed a sigh of relief. He and Elin actually got a big laugh out of it.
“Tiger told me <<I love Elin>>. Without her, I’ll be miserable for the rest of my life.”