​Vonn, Tiger Poker Participation For $10k Charity

Staff Reporter
Aug. 5, 2014

Lindsey Vonn and boyfriend Tiger Woods participated in a $10,000 buy-in charity poker tournament in Las Vegas on Friday. The 37-year-old top-ranked golfer in the world competed while his girlfriend watched the game.

The 28-year-old lit up the casino in a bright blue sleeveless dress and smiled broadly at Tiger during an interview. Proceeds from the tournament go to the Tiger Woods Foundation.

The table also included Shark Tank star Mark Cuban, Los Angeles Clippers star player Chris Paul, rocker Kid Rock and actor Mekhi Phifer.

Tiger’s charity tournament also featured several professional poker players, including Phil Hellmuth, the so-called Poker Brat who has won a record 13 World Series of Poker tournaments.

Hellmuth, who regularly provides poker commentary on television, interviewed Lindsey while Tiger played just a few feet away.

Tiger lost to an amateur early in the tournament but stayed around to watch the action.

The event was held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino to raise money to provide more college access to youths via Tiger’s foundation.

Las Vegas played a big role in Tiger’s sexual infidelities that came to light in 2009 and knocked the golf champion off his pedestal.

In November that year, it was revealed that he had cheated on his wife Erin Nordegren with nightclub hostess Rachel Uchitel. In the month that followed, dozens of other women came forward claiming they had sex with Tiger, too.

He reportedly confessed to sleeping with more than 120 women as he sought treatment for sex addiction.

The child prodigy golfer saw his ranking plummet for a few years following the adultery scandal, but recently returned to form and the number one ranking.

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