Lindsey Vonn had a rough week after being airlifted away from a competition and suffering a serious knee injury, but the Olympic skier was happier on Friday, as she received a ride from reported beau Tiger Woods on his private jet in Austria.
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According to TMZ.com, Vonn was seen getting on Woods' private plane in Austria days after suffering torn knee ligaments after crashing at the Alpine World Championships in Schladming on Tuesday. She was airlifted away from the slope and brought to the hospital in the area, where she received medical attention to her knee.
Vonn and Woods are reportedly dating, although she has said they are "just friends".
"They've been seeing each other for the past 9 months or so regularly," a source said to Us Weekly.
The 37-year-old golfer won at Torrey Pines last week and the relationship with Vonn would be the highest profile relationship he has had since divorcing from his wife Elin Nordegren in 2010 following his cheating scandal.
Vonn was on a hot streak, winning two straight races before being injured and her divorce from her husband Thomas Vonn was recently finalized. The Olympian said afterwards that she "will not participate in any speculation surrounding her personal life at this time," she said in a statement last month.
Woods and Vonn have been linked romantically since being spotted together in Antigua in January and skiing slopes in Austria last November. "They met through the ski community, because Tiger is an active skier," a source told The Hollywood Reporter. "Lindsey has been teaching Tiger's kids Sam and Charlie how to ski."
Vonn was seriously hurt in her crash but she is not expected to miss the Winter Olympics in 2014.
According to the Associated Press, Vonn injured herself after losing balance on her right leg after landing from a jump. Her ski came off her foot right away and forced Vonn to slide off the course and crash into a gate. She received medical attention on the slope for over 10 minutes and was brought to the hospital.
Sources have been talking to various media outlets, including to Star magazine, reported that the two are getting serious despite their busy schedules.
"Their busy schedules mean they don't get a lot of time together, but they constantly talk on the phone," the source said.
The 28-year-old Vonn is a four-time World Cup champion and three-time Olympian and is considered to be the best skier competing in the sport. She was once married to Thomas Vonn in September 2007, but the two divorced.