Tiger Woods and alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn went public with their relationship Monday, ending several weeks of speculation.
"I guess it wasn't a well-kept secret but yes, I am dating Tiger Woods," Vonn, 28, tweeted one minute before Woods posted his own announcement. "Our relationship evolved from a friendship into something more over these past few months and it has made me very happy. I don't plan on addressing this further as I would like to keep that part of my life between us, my family and close friends."
Woods, 37, wrote, "Something nice that's happened off the course was meeting Lindsey Vonn. Lindsey and I have been friends for some time, but over the last few months we have become very close and are now dating. We thank you for your support and for respecting our privacy. We want to continue our relationship, privately, as an ordinary couple and continue to compete as athletes."
Rumors of a relationship began last month, following Vonn's serious ski accident in Austria on Feb. 5 and her flying home days later on Woods' private jet.