News item: Skier Lindsey Vonn and golfer Tiger Woods are officially dating. That was made clear Monday by both athletes on via their Facebook pages. "I guess it wasn’t a well-kept secret but yes, I am dating Tiger Woods," Vonn stated. "Our relationship evolved from a friendship into something more over these past few months and it has made me very happy."
Wrote Woods: "Something nice that's happened off the course was meeting Lindsey Vonn," Woods posted on his Facebook page and official website. "Lindsey and I have been friends for some time, but over the last few months we have become very close and are now dating."
Reaction: They look happy and well-matched in the four Facebook photos. Maybe this relationship will work out and that happiness will endure. But how many Vonn fans are scratching their heads, worried about America's darling down-hiller becoming intimate with an athlete who's as famous for his infidelities as he is for his prowess on the links? (Woods' six-year marriage to model Elin Nordegren dissolved after his infidelities came to light, and became a major story, in 2009.)
Is it fair for Vonn's fans to be concerned about her feelings possibly being hurt, or is that nobody's business but hers?
Is it better to forgive and forget? After all, just about everyone deserves a second chance. People do change and become more mature. Woods seems to have recovered his golfing career. Maybe a sturdy relationship will bring balance to his life.
Are these valid concerns? Undoubtedly.Reads one of more than 2,000 comments on Woods' Facebook page: "Nice Mr. Woods. Very happy for you, make me proud to be your fan this time."
Vonn's Facebook page also is brimming with comments. At the time of this post, there were several nasty criticisms, but also lots of positive sentiment.
Reads one: "Good luck to both of you. I know it will be hard to read about all the negative comments, but I wish you two the best."
So people are watching this story and will be interested to see how it turns out. Hopefully for both of their sakes, it'll be a happy story.