Athletes Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods know what it takes to be successful in their respective sports, but injuries can set anyone back. Although no one would ever want to experience a serious injury, Vonn's golfer boyfriend went through a similar situation at the same time, so they could work through them together.
While appearing on Late Night With Seth Meyers Monday, the Olympic skier opened up about her relationship with Woods and how they were both able to help each other out during difficult times.
"He's been through a lot of injuries and so have I, so we were kind of injured around the same time," she explained. "It was nice to just be in the gym with someone that knew what you were going through. We kind of just pushed each other back to health."
Vonn has suffered a couple of injuries before, but her last knee injury was bad enough to force her to drop out of the Sochi Olympics. She has since recovered and is training as hard as possible to get back to where she once was. But recently she had been spending time watching her significant other play in the Masters, which something host Seth Meyersfinds amusing given that Vonn is an "adrenaline junkie."
So the funnyman host had to ask if she actually enjoys her boyfriend's sport.
"I love golf," she said sarcastically.
But Meyers pushed on, noting that Woods has to watch his girlfriend ski for about 90 seconds or "88 on a good day," while the golf all-star plays for multiple hours. "It's a long time," she joked.
Although some might focus on the high-profile nature of their relationship, given Woods' past with ex-wife Elin Nordegren, Vonn once told Today that she has learned to ignore all of the commentary. "I don't really care what anyone else thinks as long as we're happy that's what matters," she said.
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