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Tiger Woods unsure if he will go to Sochi Olympics

Dec 5, 2013, 8:17 AM EDT

Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods Getty Images

Lindsey Vonn is working her way back for Sochi, but it’s still unknown if Tiger Woods will be there in February.

Woods was asked if he’s “making plans to be in Sochi” on Wednesday.

“I think that’s just day to day,” Woods said at the Northwestern Mutual Challenge in Sherwood Oaks, Calif. “We just don’t know how her leg’s going to be. We’ll just take it day to day, race to race.”

Woods’ comments agree with what Vonn said in August.

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 normal schedule.

Vonn could compete on Feb. 10, Feb. 12, Feb. 15 and Feb. 18 in Sochi.

The PGA Tour’s Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is Feb. 6-9, followed by the Northern Trust Open at Riviera from Feb. 13-16. Woods has played Pebble Beach once since 2002 and hasn’t played Riviera since 2006.

A bigger tournament, the Accenture Match Play Championship, begins Feb. 19. Woods has played that the last three years. If he plays again in 2014, he would surely miss the Feb. 18 giant slalom, though Vonn has never won an Olympic or World Championships medal in that event.

Woods said Vonn has also “hinted” toward him to tweet more.

“I grew up in a different era, and it’s a little bit different for me,” said Woods, who is eight years older than Vonn. “I’m still a little bit old school. I’m kind of getting towards it, but still not quite grasping the whole concept yet, but I’ll get there eventually.”

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  1. mogogo1 - Dec 5, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Tiger needs to ignore Lindsey on the Twitter thing. He’s gotten himself into enough trouble without Twitter. With Twitter, a scandal is just a click away.

    And I continue to be confused about what the strategy is behind her recovery. She supposedly wants to be at the Olympics, but also seems to hope to compete in most of the World Cup races up until then on a partially torn ligament. If that’s the plan, then Tiger likely won’t have to worry about attending the Olympics.

  2. Nick Zaccardi - Dec 5, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    That’s a valid concern. I was stunned she said she wanted to race the Soelden giant slalom, a discipline she’s not as strong in, when she could have gotten in another month of recovery and speed training before Beaver Creek.

  3. seanb20124 - Dec 6, 2013 at 6:40 AM

    I think Tiger prefers Florida to Russia.

  4. kizirk1 - Jan 3, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Both of them are idiots……❇✳✴✴✳❇

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