Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn announced last week that they are dating, but inside sources allege that it’s nothing more than a PR stunt, in an effort to polish a tarnished image.
Some media outlets, including the New York Post, are suggesting that the entire storybook is a lie and that Vonn is the one getting used to salvage Woods’ shattered image as a serial cheater with porn stars and pancake waitresses.
It’s also a boost to Vonn’s profile ahead of the 2014 Olympics.
“I think Lindsey Vonn is cuckoo for dating Tiger Woods,” said Peter Davis, the Editor in Chief of Scene Magazine. “I just think it’s funny that they were seen on his boat Privacy, because it should be changed to Paparazzi, because no one is going to give them any privacy. And I think it’s a little bit questionable.”
Dorothy Cascerceri, Senior Editor at In Touch Weekly Magazine, says she smells a rat.
“[It] kind of makes you wonder is this kind of publicity stunt,” she said. “Certainly Lindsey Vonn is a very well known Olympic skier, but she’s not that well known. She’s not a household name, but she’s going to be, now that’s she dating Tiger Woods.”
But could Vonn’s good girl image take a hit by dating a bad boy like Tiger?
“I think Lindsey dating Tiger will negatively affect her public image because she has endorsements with Rolex and huge companies,” Davis said. “I don’t think anyone wants to be associated right now with Tiger Woods.”
But Cascerceri said if the duo presents the image of happy couple, it could help them over time.
“If stories come out that things have happened between them, and it’s a huge argument, or there’s an incident with golf clubs, then I think this will impact her good girl image negatively,” She said. “But if they kind of stay private, and people don’t really know the ins and outs of what’s going on, it may just be perceived that’s she’s, you know, a love struck, naive girl.”
Only time will tell if Woods and Vonn are actually in a relationship.