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Tiger confirms he's dating Lindsey Vonn

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Woods and Vonn in relationship

Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods made their dating relationship official on Monday, as the couple made announcements and posted photos of each other online.

There have been reports about a relationship for some time and the golfing great and skiing champion both confirmed the rumours were true.

"This season has been great so far and I'm happy with my wins at Torrey and Doral. Something nice that's happened off the course was meeting Lindsey Vonn," Woods posted on his Facebook page and official website. "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."

Vonn's Facebook page had a similar message: "I guess it wasn't a well-kept secret but yes, I am dating Tiger Woods. 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. Thank you for understanding and your continued support! xo LV."

Woods posted four photos of the happy couple on Facebook and his official website.

Woods was married to Elin Nordegren from 2004 to 2010 and has two children. The marriage dissolved after Woods' infidelities very publicly came to light in 2009.

His career then suffered for a time, but he has shown signs of again becoming the top threat on the tour and won the WGC-Cadillac Championship this month. Woods is in the field for this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Vonn has been recovering from a serious knee injury suffered at the World Championships in Austria. Despite her injury, she had enough points to hang on for her sixth downhill title.

She married former US ski team athlete Thomas Vonn in 2007, and their divorce became final in January.

This article first appeared on ESPN.com

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