Well, Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn went ahead and confirmed what this blogger suspected for some time – that they’re dating. Woods and Vonn did it using Facebook, with joint messages on each of their pages.
The reaction? Well, a mix of a lot of well-wishers, including me, and then the usual bag of the people who can’t get over Tiger’s past messing around, and racists, and those who say they don’t like it but are afraid to admit they’re racist. But thankfully, I’ve not seen much of anything overtly racist – a good sign that we’re slowly get over that BS mental illness.
Sports’ First Couple
They immediately stole the title of Golf’s First Couple from top-ranked Rory McIlroy and his tennis star girlfriend, Caroline Wozniacki. There are, in fact, few suitable couple comparisons to offer as precedent on the athletic level. There have certainly been potent athletic marriages, like Chris Evert and Greg Norman, or Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi. But it is rarer for two active athletes of such international acclaim to be romantically involved in or near their primes of their careers.
Between them, Woods and Vonn have 14 major golf championships, 76 PGA Tour victories, 2 Olympic medals and 4 overall World Cup titles. Woods may be the best golfer ever, something he still has a chance to prove unequivocally. Vonn may be the best female ski racer ever and could over the next few winters become the most decorated World Cup ski racer — male or female — in history. It is a match made for “SportsCenter.”
Given how Tiger brought Elin Nordegren to Cal-Stanford Big Games, I can’t help but wonder if we’re going to see Ms. Vonn down on The Farm this fall.
Should be fun!