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Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn make it Facebook official with announcement and photos

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If there is one thing Tiger Woods is great at, it's golf. If there is one other thing, it's keeping his private life extremely private.

So this announcement on Tiger's Facebook page was pretty surprising. On Monday, Woods posted four pictures of himself and Lindsey Vonn, with the following message.

This season has been great so far and I'm happy with my wins at Torrey and Doral. Something nice that's happened off the course was meeting Lindsey Vonn. Lindsey and I have been friends for some time, but over the last few months we have become very close and are now dating. We thank you for your support and for respecting our privacy. We want to continue our relationship, privately, as an ordinary couple and continue to compete as athletes.

Vonn, who won a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics, has been rumored to be hanging with Tiger over the past few months (even borrowing his jet at one point), but this is first official announcement that the two are actually an item.

[Related: Masters odds still have Tiger Woods as heavy favorite at Augusta]

Here's Vonn's statement on the relationship:

I guess it wasn't a well-kept secret but yes, I am dating Tiger Woods. Our relationship evolved from a friendship into something more over these past few months and it has made me very happy. I don't plan on addressing this further as I would like to keep that part of my life between us, my family and close friends. Thank you for understanding and your continued support! xo LV

Tiger had been spotted with his ex-wife (who is dating someone herself), but that looks to be have been just been a day out with the kids and nothing more.

Rory McIlroy starts dating a famous tennis player and now Tiger snags an Olympian. I bet that would be one competitive game of Boggle if the four ever did a game night.

For more, check out Golf Central's coverage of Tiger and Lindsey making it Facebook official.

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