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Will Tiger Woods accompany Lindsey Vonn at Sochi Olympics?

Aug 29, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT

Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods Reuters

Lindsey Vonn‘s expected return to skiing on snow next week has many looking forward about six months to her appearance at the Sochi Olympics. One associated question: Will Tiger Woods be there, too?

People Magazine asked Vonn and published her response Thursday.

“We’re going to see how his schedule goes, but he’s hoping to come,” Vonn said. “He’s kind of a fish out of water in the cold weather. It’s going to be really cute!”

The PGA Tour’s schedule for 2014 has not been released yet. In the past, it has come out in October.

Woods would seem to be free from PGA Tour play while Vonn competes in her best events in Sochi (downhill, super-G), if you go by his and the PGA Tour’s normal schedules.

The early February events on the West Coast Swing are the Waste Management Open at TPC Scottsdale, the AT&T Pebble Peach National Pro-Am and the Northern Trust Open at Riviera. Woods has played Pebble Beach once since 2002 and hasn’t played in Scottsdale since 2002 or Riviera since 2006.

Woods may have a conflict if Vonn enters the later technical events of giant slalom (Feb. 18) and slalom (Feb. 21), where she has never won a world or Olympic medal.

The Accenture Match Play Championship, generally a late February event, is a Woods staple.

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  1. mogogo1 - Aug 29, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Wow, the senseless questions that get asked and these people feel compelled to answer. Assuming they’re still dating why wouldn’t he attend? Particularly, given that’s not a major time of year for golf? And the answer that he’s checking his schedule makes the relationship seem a bit lukewarm. If the answer wasn’t going to be “He hates the cold but said nothing could keep him away” then there shouldn’t have been any answer given at all.

  2. seanb20124 - Aug 29, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Is this assuming she makes the US Ski team? Or has that already been done

  3. Nick Zaccardi - Aug 29, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    If she’s healthy, she’ll be on the Olympic team. There’s no doubt about that.

  4. sailbum7 - Aug 30, 2013 at 3:35 AM

    I wish that Tiger would stay away from the Olympics. He will be nothing but a distraction for Vonn and, if anything, would reduce her chances of winning. She does not need the distractions during the competition, she needs to be able to focus completely on her skiing if she is going to win. Also, if Tiger is there the story will be all about him and the two of them as a couple when it should be all about Vonn and how she is skiing.

    • tmorson2013 - Sep 2, 2013 at 8:56 PM

      Wow and you’ve known the two of them for how long? How do you know what is a distraction and what’s not for her?

  5. gmsingh - Aug 30, 2013 at 7:03 AM

    Cue the Joe Jackson song: “Is she really going out with him?”

    • mogogo1 - Aug 30, 2013 at 9:58 AM

      LOL. No doubt. She’s just schlepped around to several of his tournaments taking time out of her rehab, then word comes he needs to check his schedule regarding seeing her in the Olympics?

      • florida727 - Sep 2, 2013 at 10:59 AM

        Tiger doesn’t need to check his schedule. He needs to check and see if the USA Ski Team will be wearing Nike, and if they are, he’s there. If not, his schedule might suddenly get filled. Bottom line: Tiger will go if there’s something in it for Tiger. If not, he won’t be there.

  6. cjmar2k - Aug 30, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    “It’s going to be really cute!” Why, is he going to turn white or sit up and beg and roll over?

  7. tmorson2013 - Sep 2, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    I’m amazed at how many people comment like they really know these people and what makes them happy. Mind your own business.

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