Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods officially become the first couple of sports this week when the pair announced their not-so-secret relationship. Given the latter star’s preference to keep his private life private, though, the fact that he and his new girlfriend were so out there with their new situation caught a lot of people off guard.
On Wednesday, while speaking to reporters, Woods explained why he and Vonn decided to come out of the shadows.
"We’re very happy where we’re at,” Woods said (via LBS), “but also we wanted to limit the stalkarazzi and all those sleazy websites that are out there following us. I’ve had situations where it’s been very dangerous for my kids and the extent they’ll go to. We basically devalued the first photos.
“Unfortunately, that’s just the way it is in our society right now and we felt like it was the best thing to do. We’re very happy about it.”