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Lindsey Vonn waits in car for an hour to avoid Tiger Woods' ex?

March 20, 2013|By Chuck Schilken
  • Happy couple Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn don't seem to be getting the privacy they asked for when announcing their relationship on Facebook this week.
Happy couple Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn don't seem to be getting… (Associated Press )

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn announced their romantic involvement via Facebook on Monday, with both of them expressing how happy they are but also asking the public to respect their privacy.

Hours later, Woods was seen attending his 5-year-old daughter Samantha's junior baseball game near his home in Jupiter, Fla. Nothing strange about that.

But the Daily Mail is reporting that Vonn was there too, only she never got out of the car. Instead, she waited inside for an hour.

How did the folks at the Daily Mail figure this out? Well according to their article, Vonn ""was seen sweeping back her blond hair in the front passenger seat as Woods' car pulled away after the game. Her crutches were on the back seat."

Vonn, the six-time women's World Cup downhill ski champion, suffered torn ligaments in her right knee and a fractured shin after a fall during competition last month in Austria. That would explain the crutches.

And she is also blond, which would explain the other part.

As far as photographic evidence goes, the Daily Mail offered several pictures of Woods getting into his car. But, alas, not a blond hair nor a crutch to be seen through the tinted windows. So I guess we'll just have to take the website's word for it.

Most people seem to be assuming Vonn was trying to avoid Woods' ex-wife/Samantha's mom, Elin Nordegren, who was also attending the game but reportedly sat far away from the 14-time PGA major champion.

Or maybe the bleachers would have been too uncomfortable and she didn't want to stand on her crutches all that time. Or perhaps she was busy reading all the Facebook comments she was getting from fans and haters following the big reveal earlier in the day.

So lots of speculating going on about this little incident, but there are a few sure things we can take away from it all: Tiger is a devoted dad; Lindsey is a devoted girlfriend; and that whole privacy thing isn't going to happen.


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