Lindsey Vonn has attended boyfriend Tiger Woods’ golf tournaments all year. On Saturday, Woods returned the favor.
With his golf season over until late January, Woods accompanied girlfriend Lindsey Vonn to the French Alps this weekend for the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Downhill in Val d’Isere, France, the first time Woods has been spotted at one of Vonn’s skiiing events, according to AFP.
While Vonn has been a regular spectator of the world’s number one golfer, it will be the first time Woods has been seen at one of his girlfriend’s ski races since they confirmed in March they were a couple.
Her return from injury to racing at Lake Louise, Canada, coincided with the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, that Woods hosts for the benefit of his charitable foundation.
The 14-time Major champion and Vonn were spotted in a cafe on the main drag of Val d’Isere, after Woods’ car was barred from driving up to the doors of his swanky hotel as the street was pedestrianised for the bib draw for the downhill.
Vonn had a rough outing on Saturday, according to the Associated Press, as she continues her recovery from injury and prepares for the Sochi Olympics.
With boyfriend Tiger Woods watching from the bottom of the slope, Vonn missed a gate in Saturday’s World Cup downhill at Val d’Isere as her troublesome right knee buckled under her and gave way.
The American was clearly distressed after skiing off course and looked close to tears. She didn’t fall but grimaced as she pulled up, clutching her knee.
Woods has had similar experiences with knee injuries, and in a recent blog post, said he’s going to spend his break supporting his girlfriend, who often accompanied Woods to golf tournaments in 2013.
I’m going to put my clubs away for a while to spend more time with my kids and support my girlfriend Lindsey Vonn as she tries to prepare for the Sochi Olympics. Having experienced reconstructive surgery on my knee and the ensuing rehab, and the amount of pain associated with it, it’s really hard to explain to anybody unless you’ve been through it. And then coming back on it athletically, to trust that it’s going to be there, that’s a whole different ballgame. I’ve had my share of experiences in that regard — unfortunately — but I think it helps her in a sense because she can bounce ideas off me about what to expect. It is a frustrating process and really difficult to go through.