Lindsey Vonn: 'Tiger Woods is mentally tough'

Vonn: 'Woods is mentally tough'
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Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn reveals that her boyfriend of seven months Tiger Woods is "mentally tough".

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn has praised the patience of boyfriend Tiger Woods during her recovery from a near career-ending injury.

The 29-year-old has given an insight into her relationship with the world number one golfer, who began dating the skier following his divorce from wife Elin Nordegren.

The 37-year-old's marriage crumbled when reports emerged claiming that the sportsman had a string of affairs.

"He's very mentally tough," Vonn told the Today Show. "He's a grinder.

"He works extremely hard, and he's obviously also had an ACL injury as well and had the same surgery, so he knew what I was going through.

"He said just be patient, keep working hard, and everything is going to turn around. It really helped me get through it."

The couple have been in a relationship for seven months.

Tiger Woods waves to the crowd on the final day at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on March 24, 2013
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