News & ToursMarch 22, 2013

Report: Is the Woods-Vonn relationship just a P.R. move?

By Sam Weinman


Don't pick out a wedding gift for Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn just yet, or at least that's what the New York Post is implying in a Page Six item on Friday.

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The tabloid, which has been the most proactive media outlet in covering Woods' romantic entanglements, says the Woods-Vonn relationship, which they announced via Facebook earlier this week, may be rooted less in love and more in opportunism.

"Actually it is a match made in marketing heaven," the Post quotes a source as saying. "It immediately makes him more sympathetic, and makes Vonn a household name as she reaches a crucial point in her skiing career, the 2014 Winter Olympics. They know the sponsors are watching."

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The Post cites another source saying Woods is actually more interested in winning back his ex-wife Elin Nordegren. Who are we to believe? We're not sure. All we know is Tiger has a chance to pick up his eighth career win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week.

Maybe Vonn will be there to greet him greenside if he does.

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