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Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn Confirm That They’re Dating … Finally

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They've reportedly been dating for months, but only now have Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn confirmed their relationship.

The 37-year-old golfer and the Olympic gold medalist-skier, 28, each posted statements and professionally shot photos of them together (conveniently clad in shirts emblazoned with the logos of the two companies they endorse) on their Facebook pages on Monday morning.

Woods' message read: "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."

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About an hour later, Vonn followed up with her own post. "I guess it wasn't a well-kept secret but yes, I am dating Tiger Woods," she shared. "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."

The two met and struck up a friendship at a charity auction in April 2012, before they began dating in the fall. They were spotted together on a skiing vacation in Austria last August, and, according to Us Weekly, have even spent time with each other's families. The biggest clue that they were together, however, was in February when Woods sent his private jet to pick up Vonn after she injured her knee in an accident at the Alpine Ski World Championships on February 5.

Vonn was married to fellow Olympic skier Thomas Vonn from September 2007 until January, although they announced their split in November 2011.

Woods, who shares custody of 5-year-old daughter Sam and 4-year-old son Charlie with his ex-wife Elin Nordegren, has not been public about a romance since the 2009 scandal in which it was revealed that he had affairs with more than a dozen women during his marriage.

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