“I’m Not Just Tiger’s Girlfriend”: Skiing Legend Lindsey Vonn Confessed the Downside of Dating Golf King Tiger Woods in 2013

Published 11/08/2022, 11:45 AM EST
AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 08: Tiger Woods of the United States walks with his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn and daughter Sam during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods both have legendary status in their respective sports. Vonn, on one hand, is a legendary Alpine Skier, and Woods is an enormous name on the golf course. The two legends met in 2012 and got linked up in 2013. The couple dated for almost three years and announced their breakup in 2015.

Vonn and Woods had an adorable three-year relationship, but it eventually came to an end in 2015. In 2013, Vonn revealed her feelings about how the media and the public make her feel when they talk about their relationship. What was it about?


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Lindsey Vonn had a message for the people in 2013

Tiger Woods is immensely respected and famous around the globe. However, at the same time, this has its own repercussions. Vonn explained some similar points that made her feel low at moments. Even though she is a legendary skier, she didn’t get the attention that she deserved. 

BEAVER CREEK, CO – FEBRUARY 12: Lindsey Vonn of the United States speaks with boyfriend Tiger Woods after crossing the finish of the Ladies’ Giant Slalom in Red Tail Stadium on Day 11 of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships on February 12, 2015 in Beaver Creek, Colorado. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Vonn said, “I can be normal by myself; no one notices me. But wherever he’s around, we’re living in a fishbowl. I didn’t quite know what I was getting myself into. It’s weird. But it’s just something I have to deal with. He has his job, and I have mine. I just have to get used to it.” 

She added, “Some people seem to forget that I’m not just Tiger’s girlfriend. I’m actually a successful athlete. I’m Lindsey. I have my own career and my own life.”


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Other than that, after the breakup, she also mentioned that it was gradually affecting her. 

Lindsey has been in the limelight for her famous relationships


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The legendary skier Lindsey Vonn has been in the limelight for her relationships as well, other than her incredible skiing skills. The most famous link-up of her was with the golf king, Tiger Woods (2013-15). Other than that, she was married to Thomas Vonn (2007-11).

Later, she dated NFL Asst. Coach Kenan Smith in 2016-17. Furthermore, she dated NHL player P. K. Subban and got engaged in 2019. However, in 2020, both players informed their fans that they broke the engagement. Vonn is currently in a relationship with the founder of the tequila company Lobos 1707 and actor Diego Osorio.


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The loss of an independent identity is hard to digest. Especially if a person is a legendary athlete. As the pressure and many other things gradually increased, eventually the couple got separated in 2015.



Kaivalya R Pillai

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Dr. Kaivalya R Pillai is a US Sports author working at EssentiallySports. An accomplished academician, he recently completed his doctorate degree in pharmacy.

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