Lindsey Vonn publicly mocked Tiger Woods during his sex scandal
As you may have heard, Tiger Woods and really really good skier Lindsey Vonn announced on their respective Facebook pages on Monday that they are officially going steady (and even posed for pictures, one of which is a dead ringer for The 40-Year-Old Virgin poster, above). It wasn't really surprising since the two have been hooking up for months (Tiger even let Lindsay borrow his jet so she could fly home from Austria after she blew out her knee last month). What is surprising is that Lindsey would date Tiger after her comments about him in a 2010 interview in Time:
And like millions of Americans, Vonn can't help poking fun at Woods' staged event. When a member of her Vonn-tourage tells her that Woods gave a few friends hugs after ending his statement, she cracks, "They're like, 'Yeah, you're awesome, you go have that sex.' " The room breaks into a laugh. Then she describes a skit she would want to perform if asked to host Saturday Night Live: picture Vonn at Woods' podium, blue backdrop and all. "There's something you don't know about me," Vonn says in a faux solemn, apologetic voice. "Tiger, you're like my idol, and I too have a sex problem." More laughter. "That would be freaking funny." ...Uh huh. For as funny as Lindsey thinks she is, she's now getting a lesson taught to every Cracker Barrel waitress in the northern Florida area: getting Tiger Wood's 9-iron angrily driven into your sand trap is no laughing matter. Does Lindsey share her sense of humor with Mr. Woods? Maybe, maybe not. I bet the only thing coming out her her mouth when Tiger's in the room is "Hrumff . . . hrumff . . . no, not there, Tiger . . . hrumff . . ."
When asked how she will deal with sports celebrity in the post-Woods world, in which the tabloids, websites and televisions cameras can threaten even a pristine reputation, Vonn seems nonplussed. "Well, I'm married" -- to her ski coach, Thomas Vonn, since 2007 -- "so I don't have that problem," she says. "But, um, I guess [Woods] is married too." Then she turns serious. "I mean, I guess if you have secrets, you have an issue. I've kind of been open about everything."
*6 Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn pictures total in the gallery: