Playing the Field: Tiger Woods has a type, dating Lindsey Vonn

Tiger and Lindsey. It's OK to give the Nike golf shirt a break in the rotation, Tiger.
Tiger and Lindsey. It’s OK to give the Nike golf shirt a break in the rotation, Tiger. (Photo: Facebook.com)

It took a Wilt Chamberlain-esque parade of women for Tiger Woods to figure it all out, but he and we now know that he has a type: white, blonde and athletic.

Woods and women’s downhill skiing champion Lindsey Vonn officially announced what has long been rumored: they are, in fact, dating. Woods announced his relationship status like most famed golfers turned sex fiends always have – on Facebook, at the exact same time as his new flame.

“This season has been great so far and I’m happy with my wins at Torrey and Doral,” Woods 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.”

Vonn wrote:

“I guess it wasn’t a well-kept secret but yes, I am dating Tiger Woods. Our relationship evolved from a friendship into something moreover 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 LV”

 Woods’ old flame, ex-wife Elin Nordegren (coincidentally white, blonde and athletic), has also let it be known that she is kinda, sorta off the market. According to the NY Post, Nordegren has been dating 53-year-old coal king Chris Cline since December. It’s worth noting that Cline is worth $1.2 billion. While Vonn is well-known across the country, women’s downhill skiing does not exactly make TV execs giddy in non- winter Olympic years. In other words, Vonn is dirt poor compared to Cline … so score one for Elin.

Other than being world-class athletes, we also know that Woods and Vonn have this in common:

The 28-year-old Vonn made headlines just last month when she tore her ACL and MCL in a brutal crash in Austria. Woods tore his ACL in 2008 and hasn’t really been the same since (though that other set-back on Thanksgiving weekend of 2009 may have played a factor as well).

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