This past weekend, world-renowned professional golfer Tiger Woods took to Facebook to finally confirm that he is in fact dating Lindsey Vonn. Woods who’s personal life was illuminated after the revealing of his multiple affairs and infidelity during his marriage to now ex-wife Elin Nordegren back in August 2010. Woods opened up describing  his relationship with Vonn as blossoming out of a friendship after meeting her “off the course” during his season. Rumors and constant questioning from the media since early January came as a result of the golfer sending his private jet last month to Vonn after she sustained an injury.

“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, an Olympic skier and gold medalist, also confirmed their relationship on her own Facebook page thanking friends and family for their support.

“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 LV”

—Alexis Holliday

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