Vonn even joined in on criticism of Woods in a February 2010 story reported by Time.
When Woods finally broke his silence in a news conference, Vonn found it rather humorous, comparing it to a Saturday Night Live skit, a friend told writer Sean Gregory.
She went on to joke with her friends about hosting SNL and parodying the staged event, including the podium and blue backdrop, as she began to improvise the script.
“There’s something you don’t know about me. Tiger, you’re like my idol, and I too have a sex problem,” she reportedly said. “That would be freaking funny.”
Vonn also made fun of Woods hugging some of his friends after ending his statement at the emotional news conference.
“They’re like, ‘Yeah, you’re awesome, you go have that sex,'” Gregory writes, adding that Vonn had the whole room laughing.
Fast-forward three years, and Vonn may be thankful she never got a chance to host SNL and sarcastically call Woods her “idol.” The two are now dating. The long-speculated relationship was confirmed Monday by the two star athletes on Facebook.
Gregory asked Vonn in 2010 how she would feel if she had to deal with similar attention, and she brushed off the question.
“Well, I’m married,” she said at the time, “so I don’t have that problem. But, um, I guess [Woods] is married too. … I mean, I guess if you have secrets, you have an issue. I’ve kind of been open about everything.”
Woods and Vonn have asked for privacy for their new relationship.
Photo via Facebook/Tiger Woods