‘Being in a Fish Bowl’: Lindsey Vonn Once Came Clean on Failed Relationship With Tiger Woods

Published 08/25/2022, 10:30 AM EDT

Even after 7 years of their breakup, Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods are still in the news about their relationship. The Olympic skier spoke about her relationship and eventual breakup with Woods. She had an unusual ‘fish bowl’ comparison to make regarding her relationship with the golfer.

While the start of their affair was much talked about, so was its end.


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Vonn on her relationship with Tiger Woods

In 2013, Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn made their relationship public via Facebook. From that day till now, they have always been in the news. Be it their relationship, their breakup, or their friendship.

In an interview in 2016, while promoting her book ‘Strong Is the New Beautiful’, she admitted ‌media made the relationship tough. It was really hard for her to be with Tiger Woods.


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She said, “The breakup, being together, it was all really hard.”

“It was essentially being in a fish bowl. Everyone’s looking at you and judging you and commenting on what they think is right or wrong.”

Lindsey Vonn on becoming stronger

Vonn faced issues during the relationship and breakup. The intense coverage of media made her very uncomfortable and conscious. Dating a high-profile sports celebrity was hard for her. With everyone having their own opinion about her and her relationship, she felt like she is on display.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 11: Lindsey Vonn attends the KLUTCH Sports Group x UTA Dinner Presented by Snapchat at Beauty & Essex on February 11, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images for KLUTCH Sports Group)

However, she thinks that the relationship strengthened her. It taught her how to deal with people’s opinions. Hence, she learned to prioritize her happiness. 


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Additionally, Lindsey Vonn felt she shouldn’t have jumped into a relationship with Woods right after her divorce from Thomas Vonn. She believes maybe the timing was off from the beginning of the relationship. However, she has no regrets and considers it a learning experience.


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Even after years of their breakup, they have had nothing bad to say about each other. Even today, Vonn and Tiger Woods are friends. Regardless of their relationship failing, they both have maintained the dignity of their previous relationship.

What do you think about Vonn’s comments?



Saumya Yashawant

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A Commerce graduate who turned her passion into her profession, Saumya is a Golf writer at Essentially Sports. Having developed the love for the sport at a very young age, she watched Tiger Woods and caught inspiration from his legacy early on. Apart from Woods, she shares great admiration for her country's players like Vishwanathan Anand and Neeraj Chopra.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu