In a blog post this week, world No. 1 Tiger Woods explained that he would be taking time away from the golf course in the coming weeks. One of Woods' first non-golf activities took him to France, where he watched girlfriend Lindsey Vonn take to the slopes in competition for the first time since the couple made their relationship known to the public in March.
Woods landed Friday in Val d'Isere, France, where according to an AFP report he was on-hand as Vonn participated in the World Cup downhill ski race Saturday. The race marked another milestone for Vonn as she looks to rebound from a recent knee injury, with the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia now less than two months away.
"It's been tough with my ACL injury, but I'm feeling good," Vonn told reporters this week, having re-injured the knee last month after originally tearing the ACL in February.
Woods wrote Thursday that he is in a unique position to offer Vonn advice as she looks to rehab her injury.
"Having experienced reconstructive surgery on my knee and the ensuing rehab, and the amount of pain associated with it, it's really hard to explain to anybody else unless you've been through it," explained Woods. "I've had my share of experiences in that regard - unfortunately - but I think it helps her in a sense because she can bounce ideas off me about what to expect."
Unfortunately for Vonn, the latest comeback effort did not go as planned, with her previously-injured right knee causing her to miss a gate during the race Saturday. According to an AP report, Woods was quick to console Vonn at the base of the hill, where the two-time Olympic medalist was "close to tears" and favoring her knee.