In what must instantly become sports’ biggest power couple, skiing world champ Lindsay Vonn and golfer Tiger Woods made their relationship Facebook Official today with a bizarrely coordinated social media announcement.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) March 18, 2013
I guess it wasn’t a well-kept secret but yes, I am dating Tiger Woods.Our relationship evolved from a… fb.me/1NhzikWDM
— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) March 18, 2013
The rumours had been swirling for a while. Vonn’s divorce was finalized in January and, well, as you know Tiger’s been single for a while now. The golfer has been slowly rebuilding his image since 2010 after a disastrously public divorce that included revelations about cheating with prostitutes and porn stars, as well as a few New York Post covers. But now, not only is he once again winning tournaments and attracting TV viewers, he’s all smiles and getting all couple cutesy on Facebook. The two also had prepared statements on their Facebook pages to go with the “official” photo shoot… and then of course asked for privacy.
Here’s Tiger: “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.”
And then Vonn: “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”
The move also created a stampede of Twitter one-upsmanship, as tweets scrambled to come up with jokes for the occasion.
The only thing missing from Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn’s Facebook photos is Sammy Sosa. bit.ly/108pj37
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) March 18, 2013
When Tiger Woods and Lindsay Vonn break up, I wonder who will get the good knee.
— Chris Jones (@MySecondEmpire) March 18, 2013
Oh good luck, you crazy kids.