Since she began dating Tiger Woods, alpine skiing superstar Lyndsey Vonn has probably been pictured more on grass than on snow.
Throughout the summer, Vonn has been seen on the sidelines of golf courses around the world cheering on her other half, and became the most visible golf WAG on the planet - even going along to the Presidents Cup, where she was the most visible cheerleader for the victorious American team.
But according to reports in the USA, it seems that Tiger Woods isn't going to return the favour at next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Vonn was asked by Access Hollywood if Woods would be cheering her on as she defends her Olympic downhill title in Sochi, and only managed a non-committal "we'll see", along with the explanation that "he doesn't like the cold".
Despite shrugging off the question at the time, subsequent reports have claimed that Vonn is livid with Woods at his reluctance to support her career in the same way that she's supported his.
“Lindsey is demanding to be considered an equal, but she thinks Tiger still sees her only as a pretty accessory and doesn’t take her skiing career seriously,” a source reportedly told the National Enquirer.
We should just point out that the Enquirer is a publication that is generally about as trustworthy as the Daily Star's horoscopes page, but they are the also the journal that originally broke the story about Tiger's infidelities which prompted the split from his ex-wife, Elin.
The story's source went on to describe what it claims were "very nasty" arguments about Woods not going to Sochi, adding:
“Lindsey told Tiger, ‘I supported you this season. Now, it’s your turn to support me in public. I’m not just your cheerleader — I’m a world class athlete too!’”
It's worth noting that Vonn talked to the far-more-reliable New York Times about her occasional frustration at becoming Tiger's other half: "Some people seem to forget that I'm not just Tiger's girlfriend," she said in June.
As for the tournaments Tiger would have to miss to wave the Stars 'n' Stripes and chant USA USA at Sochi? They are the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, which he's played in only once since 2002; and the Northern Trust Open, which he's not played since 2006.
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