Tiger Woods And Lindsey Vonn Are Dating: Woods Issues Statement About The High-Profile Couple [PHOTOS]

  @ammiet1a.tate@ibtimes.com on March 18 2013 1:32 PM

Tiger Woods confirmed his relationship with world famous alpine skier Lindsey Vonn on Facebook Monday afternoon.

"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,” Woods states.

“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,” he continued.

Woods was previously married to model Elin Nordegren. They divorced in 2010, after Woods admitted to cheating on her with numerous women.

Vonn also was married, and separated from her husband and former coach, Thomas Vonn, in 2011. The divorce was finalized this year.

Vonn previously denied reports that they were an item, as the gold medal winner released a stated earlier this year regarding the reports.  

"Lindsey is currently in the midst of the World Cup season in Europe," read the statement published by USA Today, which was issued by publicist Lewis Kay. "Her focus is solely on competing and on defending her titles and thus she will not participate in any speculation surrounding her personal life at this time."

Vonn has since been injured after crashing during a competition on Feb. 5, breaking a bone in her right leg.  She is expected to race again next season. This is Woods' first high-profile relationship since the end of his marriage.

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