She Gets By With a Little Help from Her Friend: 'We're Good for Each Other,' Vonn Says of Woods

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Quick! Leash the dogs and warn the children: it’s the latest update on Tiger Woods and Lindsay Vonn.
In the February issue of SELF Magazine, the accomplished skier (Vonn, not Woods), described the ups and downs of her personal and professional life, which have been marked by battles with injuries and depression.
Among the biggest ups? Her relationship with Woods.
“We’re good for each other,” said Vonn, who is sitting out the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia as she rehabs from a knee injury.
Since they started dating last year, Woods, Vonn said, has been her rock.
“He’s helped me stay patient through rehab," she said. "Golf is all about patience -- one tournament is four days long, 18 holes a day. He helped me take it one day at a time. I’d say, ‘Why can’t I do this? I want to!’ And he’d say, ‘You’ll get your chance. It will come. ... I don’t know what he’s learned from me, to be honest. But we push each other and help each other when we’re down.”
Just two months ago, the star athlete in decline (Woods, not Vonn) struck a similar tone in discussing Vonn’s rehab with ESPN.
“I think that’s just day to day,” he said. “We just don’t know how her leg is going to be. We’ll just take it day to day, race to race.”
In her SELF interview, Vonn offers other details on why the two make a good match.
“We’re pretty competitive in everything we do: tennis, Ping-Pong, who wakes up earlier. I lose more than I win, but I try! He always beats me walking to the car.”
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