Vonn, Woods the new No. 1 sports power couple?

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Lindsey Vonn-Tiger Woods pairing has revived interest in sports power couples, the Washington Post reports. The Post lists numerous others, including one other coupling with a prominent Minnesota athlete (Hint: his name rhymes with blonder. And squander).

If you are making a case for best sports power couple, Forbes notes that Minnesota-native Vonn and Woods are arguably the best in the world in their sports. And they have other things in common: Both suffered bad knee injuries. Both are divorced.

Forbes runs the numbers on the couple: Woods is No. 3 on Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes ($59 million last year) vs. Vonn who made just $3 million.

Vonn and Woods last week announced on Facebook that they were dating. Vonn told a friend that she has talked to Woods about his womanizing past and that she is "not freaked out" about it, People magazine reported.

Cynical observers say that the Vonn-Woods pairing smells like a publicity stunt, FOX News reported.

Maybe so, but USA Today reports they've already got a celebrity nickname: Liger.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.34.43 AM

Watch: Drunk squirrel in Minnesota captures the world's attention

The squirrel was immediately cut off after nearly tipping over.

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.15.09 PM

Small town gym refusing to close facing lawsuit from attorney general

The gym is facing a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order to halt their operations.

credit card, payment

Money Gal Coaching: Bouncing back after living your best life

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.

flickr-mall-of-america-mitchell-hirsch-march-2019

When do stores open on Black Friday this year?

Many major retailers will be open Black Friday, some for extended hours.

police tape, crime scene

Man found dead outside home near Cass Lake

The man was reportedly shot outside the property.

Minnesota_Welcome_Sign_-_Minnesota_Welcomes_You_-_Taylors_Falls_(28269804891)

Gov. Walz announces $1M in grants to boost Minnesota tourism

The money will be used for marketing efforts to attract people to Minnesota's hard-hit tourist spots.

coronavirus, ICU

Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.

Texa-Tonka

Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.

Duluth and Case Recreation Center

St. Paul to open two extra temporary shelters for homeless people

Mayor Melvin Carter announced the new shelters will be opened in the event of excess demand.

Related