Both Facebook posts included professionally done images of the new couple. A slideshow is here.
Woods' Facebook post said:
This season has been great so far and I'm happy with my wins at Torrey and Doral. 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.Vonn's said:
I guess it wasn't a well-kept secret but yes, I am dating Tiger Woods. 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. Thank you for understanding and your continued support! xo LVRumors had swirled around Woods and Vonn for the past few months. However, solid evidence that Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn were dating appeared in early February. After a frightening skiing accident which resulted in two torn ligaments and a broken bone in Vonn's lower leg, Tiger Woods helped the skier get out of Austria; she was seen boarding his private jet.
Woods is 37; Vonn is 28. Woods plays this coming weekend in the Arnold Palmer Invitational and needs no introduction to golf fans.
Despite her injuries, Vonn earlier said that she still expects to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.