Friday, February 8, 2013
Tiger Woods sends his private jet to Austria so rumoured girlfriend Lindsey Vonn could 'fly home for surgery'
He may be a confirmed philanderer, but Tiger Woods still knows how to be a chivalrous at times... it seems.
The divorced golfer, 37, dispatched his private jet to an airport in Austria on Friday so Olympic golds medalist Lindsey Vonn could fly home to the U.S. to undergo several necessary surgeries.
Vonn suffered two torn knee ligaments earlier this week after a ghastly fall doing the super-G during the Alpine Ski World Championships.
Heating up: Disgraced golfer Tiger Woods, 38, sent his private jet to collect Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, 28, from Austria. The pair are pictured separately at a Tiger Woods Foundation charity event in Las Vegas
Vonn, 28, and Woods were linked after being spotted in Antigua in January and on the slopes in Austria last November.
The blonde athlete -- who divorced fellow skier Thomas Vonn last month after 11 years together -- 'will not participate in any speculation surrounding her personal life at this time,' she said in a statement last month.
But a source told Us Weekly: 'They've been seeing each other for the past 9 months or so regularly.'
Tiger has been a free man since 2010 when he was divorced by wife Elin Nordegren after she discovered he'd cheated on her with a string of women.
The 33-year-old lives in North Palm Beach, Florida funded by her reported $100 million settlement with the golfer, with whom she shares kids Sam, 5, and Charlie, 3.
Shockwaves were sent through the sporting world in December 2009 when it was revealed that Tiger had cheated so many times.
Swedish supermodel Elin and Tiger were married for five years, and they have two young children, Samantha, five, and Charlie, three. Once golf's greatest superstar, Tiger's career and marriage fell apart after he was revealed as a serial cheater.
Since their divorce, Elin has dated several men, including wealthy financier Jamie Dingman and professional hockey player Douglas Murray, to whom she was first romantically linked in July 2012.
Tiger, 38, appears to have learnt from his mistakes and is making every effort to go the distance with his new love: 'He wants to marry again and thinks Lindsey could be the woman,' a source close to the golfer revealed to Star magazine.
Serial cheater: Shockwaves were sent through the sporting world in December 2009 when it was revealed that Tiger had cheated on his wife Elin Nordegren with a string of women
The blonde beauty was reportedly wary of getting involved with the golfing star because of his past, but it appears that Tiger has pulled out all the stops to prove he has learnt from his mistakes.
After the golfing star whisked Lindsey away to Antigua for a romantic break, and earlier this month he stopped off on his way to The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship to visit her in Austria, where she was competing in a World Cup Ski event.
Tiger's form has improved since he has been seeing the champion skier: after dropping out of the top 50 in 2011, his ranking is now back up to No. 2.
Lindsey was married to fellow 2002 Olympian and former US Ski Team athlete Thomas Vonn in 2007, at the Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah. The couple were married for four years, but began divorce proceedings in November 2011. Their divorce was finalised in January 2013.
Back on top: Tiger's form has improved since he has been seeing the champion skier - after dropping out of the top 50 in 2011, his ranking is now back up to No. 2
Lindsey is an accomplished sportswoman, she is one of only six women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing and has won 58 World Cup races in her career, and has won four overall World Cup championships – one of only two female skiers to do so.
The skiing superstar is also renowned for her beauty, appearing in Sports Illustrated's Olympic Swimsuit Edition in 2010, and making No. 59 on Maxim's Hot 100 list of the same year.
Lindsey's friends are concerned that the golfer will go back to his old womanising ways, but for now it seems that this Tiger has been tamed.
Back on the slopes: Ms Vonn recently left the circuit for nearly a month to recover from an intestinal illness