Posted December 26, 2013

Tiger Woods Cheers Lindsey Vonn at World Cup Ski Race in French Alps

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Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn during the Audi DIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Downhill on Saturday.

Lindsey Vonn has attended boyfriend Tiger Woods’ golf tournaments all year. On Saturday, Woods returned the favor.

With his golf season over until late January, Woods accompanied girlfriend Lindsey Vonn to the French Alps this weekend for the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Downhill in Val d’Isere, France, the first time Woods has been spotted at one of Vonn’s skiiing events, according to AFP.

While Vonn has been a regular spectator of the world’s number one golfer, it will be the first time Woods has been seen at one of his girlfriend’s ski races since they confirmed in March they were a couple.

Her return from injury to racing at Lake Louise, Canada, coincided with the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, that Woods hosts for the benefit of his charitable foundation.

The 14-time Major champion and Vonn were spotted in a cafe on the main drag of Val d’Isere, after Woods’ car was barred from driving up to the doors of his swanky hotel as the street was pedestrianised for the bib draw for the downhill.

Vonn had a rough outing on Saturday, according to the Associated Press, as she continues her recovery from injury and prepares for the Sochi Olympics.

With boyfriend Tiger Woods watching from the bottom of the slope, Vonn missed a gate in Saturday’s World Cup downhill at Val d’Isere as her troublesome right knee buckled under her and gave way.

The American was clearly distressed after skiing off course and looked close to tears. She didn’t fall but grimaced as she pulled up, clutching her knee.

Woods has had similar experiences with knee injuries, and in a recent blog post, said he’s going to spend his break supporting his girlfriend, who often accompanied Woods to golf tournaments in 2013.

I’m going to put my clubs away for a while to spend more time with my kids and support my girlfriend Lindsey Vonn as she tries to prepare for the Sochi Olympics. Having experienced reconstructive surgery on my knee and the ensuing rehab, and the amount of pain associated with it, it’s really hard to explain to anybody unless you’ve been through it. And then coming back on it athletically, to trust that it’s going to be there, that’s a whole different ballgame. I’ve had my share of experiences in that regard — unfortunately — but I think it helps her in a sense because she can bounce ideas off me about what to expect. It is a frustrating process and really difficult to go through.

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35 comments
dwaineingarfield
dwaineingarfield

Wishing Lindsay the best. Tough injury to come back from.

- Dwaine Ingarfield

BubbaJoBubba1
BubbaJoBubba1

Must be hard up for news stories..............give her credit for trying..........might end up sitting this one out. 

Randy14009
Randy14009

Your right Jason, I think that is Dave Chappelle.

Mark112
Mark112

I thought she already dumped him.

Clip
Clip

Wonder if Tiger skied the K12.

Enycegolf
Enycegolf

Man, talk about the best person to have in your corner going through rehab. Tiger was RUTHLESS with his therapy. It's a different world but skiiers need that mental focus I think he can speak to. Having blown a knee due to skiing but not during, it's tough to trust that knee again.

tfaw
tfaw

Looks like they have to go light on the doggy style...

zorro
zorro

Sure are a lot of sour people on here. Read the headlines and avoid the article if you don't want to read this kind of report. Trolls.
Sorry that Vonn's rehab took a step back. Glad to see that Tiger is there to support her.

pecosbilly
pecosbilly

Two duds...a mud-shark and a complete narcissist

TLavonLawrence
TLavonLawrence

Excellent.  Wonderful to see the GOAT supporting his wonderful lady.

jradam77
jradam77

I am looking forward to watch L.V. bringing home a medal...

Joshh Lazar
Joshh Lazar

Tiger decked out in nike snow gear. Swag!

Kathy Stephens
Kathy Stephens

Rita his wife did not hang out with the other golf wives or put the effort into it like Lindsey did this summer, Leave her out of it! Time marches forward!

Chris Blake
Chris Blake

I don't know why this has anything to do with golf......attention grab at best!

Rita Lovett
Rita Lovett

Hope the blind is not leading the blind-partial to his first wife-loved them as a kind of first family of sports enthusiasts but time moves on

Melvin Madiou
Melvin Madiou

They're both highly competitive and very good for each other.

JerryArk
JerryArk

@si_golf Damn. now about his love life. C'mon and talk about his REAL love life. Get gripe on it people.

Reedster
Reedster

@zorro Tiger wasn't there to support her. This was an all female ski event. Tiger was there to bag some of the other skier's while Lindsay was working........

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