Lindsey Vonn Says Tiger Woods Helps Her Deal with Pressure

    October 6, 2013

On Saturday, World Cup skier Lindsey Vonn took a break from cheering on her famous boyfriend at the President’s Cup in Dublin, Ohio to meet fans at Mt. Brighton in Michigan.

With multiple impressive wins under her belt, Vonn is considered one of the most successful ski racers in American history. She is one of only two female skiers to win four overall World Cup championships. Her gold medal win in downhill skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver was the first ever for an American woman.

When she’s not competing, Vonn spends her time training at the gym and making public appearances such as the one she made on Saturday at Mt. Brighton. Before appearing at the public event, Vonn met privately with 50 youth ski racers from Mt. Brighton’s Team XLR8.

As often happens at such public appearances, the subject of professional golfer Tiger Woods came up. In March, Woods announced on Facebook that he and Vonn were dating. Vonn seemed more than willing to talk about her relationship with Woods:

“He understands pressure and he understands, obviously, competing at an extremely high level,” she said. “It’s difficult for me going into big events like the Olympics because there’s so much more pressure and media attention, and he gets that every single day. So it’s nice to be able to talk to him about it and we can relate to each other’s lives so well. So I think that’s one of the reasons why we work.”

Vonn is a representative for Vail Resorts, which recently purchased and is renovating Mt. Brighton. She also has endorsement deals with Under Armour, Head, Oakley and Red Bull.

Earlier this week, Vonn made headlines when she pulled a prank on Woods at the President’s Cup.

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