Vonn's boyfriend Tiger tries to dethrone No. 1 McIlroy
ORLANDO, Florida (AFP) - Tiger Woods, who can overtake Rory McIlroy for World No. 1 by defending his title this week at Bay Hill, says he and ski star Lindsey Vonn went public as a couple to combat "stalker-azzi."
A day after Woods and Vonn told the world they were dating and shared photos on their Facebook pages, Woods explained why they made that decision at a news conference on the eve of the US$6.2 million (S$7.8 million) United States PGA Arnold Palmer Invitational.
"We're very happy where we're at, but also we wanted to limit the 'stalker-azzi' and all those sleazy websites out there, paparazzi following us," Woods said.
Photographers seeking a valuable picture of the couple had put at risk the health of Woods' two children with ex-wife Elin Nordegren - five-year-old daughter Sam Alexis and four-year-old son Charlie.