Lindsey Vonn on Tiger Woods: 'He's good for me'

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods at the 2013 Presidents Cup. (USATSI)
Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods at the 2013 Presidents Cup. (USATSI)

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Lindsey Vonn has seen her share of ups and downs, just like boyfriend Tiger Woods, and she talked about those recently with Self.

Vonn, who is rehabbing a knee injury and missing the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, said Woods has been a source of strength.

"He's helped me stay patient through rehab. 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.'We're good for each other. 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."

Woods recently talked about her injury to ESPN as if he was talking about grinding out a major in late June.

"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."

Kidding aside the two do actually seem pretty happy. Vonn said they compete in literally everything they do, including waking up early.

"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."

Love is strange.

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