It was the private plane loan heard ’round the world.
After Lindsey Vonn suffered major injuries and was airlifted to a hospital at the Alpine World Championships in Austria, she got a lift from Tiger Woods.
Walking on crutches after tearing two ligaments in her right knee and fracturing her shin, the skier hopped aboard the golf legend’s private jet.
It was a clear sign that the rumors of Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn dating are true, and now sources close to the pair are confirming it as well.
Says one close source:
“Tiger and Lindsey have been friends for a while, and nothing started out romantically at all. But they really have a lot in common and got closer and closer.”
“He still refers to her as ‘my very good friend,’ but he’s been spending more and more time thinking about her, and talking to her, and talking about her.”
Last month, Vonn’s reps tried to deflect the rumors, saying her “focus is solely on competing and on defending her titles” but offering no denials.
But another source says Tiger Woods, 37, and Lindsey Vonn, 28, talk and text frequently and while they’re taking it slow, it’s definitely romantic:
“Tiger really does want a woman who he can have good conversations with. He wants shared interests and outlooks. He is finding that with [Lindsey].”