It looks like things are heating up between golfer Tiger Woods and skier Lindsey Vonn.
“Tiger and Lindsey have been friends for a while, and nothing started out romantically at all,” a source told People.com. “But they really have a lot in common and got closer and closer. He still refers to her as ‘my very good friend,’ but he’s been spending more and more time talking to her — and talking about her.”
Vonn recently returned to the U.S. from Austria aboard Woods’ private jet after she fractured her shin and tore two ligaments in her right knee during the Alpine World Championships, TMZ reported.
A source close to Woods said that the 37-year-old divorced golfer and the 28-year-old newly divorced World Cup champion skier talk and text frequently.
“Tiger really does want a woman who he can have good conversations with,” the source said. “He wants shared interests and outlooks. He is finding that with (Lindsey).”
Woods lost major sponsors and his golf game collapsed, partly due to injuries, after news broke about his serial cheating on his wife at the time, Elin Nordegren. They divorced in August 2010.
But the fact that Woods cheated with perhaps more than a dozen different women doesn’t seem to bother Vonn.
“She’s not freaked out by his past, and that’s really appealing to him,” says the source. “He really does deserve to be happy. He has been flogging himself for three years, and it’s good to see him moving forward.”
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