As Tiger Woods prepares for the upcoming British Open, his girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn, has been -- quite literally -- by his side.
As these photographs attest, the lovestruck Olympic skier was at Muirfield Golf Club in Guillane, Scotland, with Woods on Monday, tagging along as the golfer practiced his swing. Woods' coach Sean Foley and caddie Joe LaCava were reportedly also inside the ropes to lend their support.
Tiger Woods and his girlfriend US skier Lindsey Vonn, are seen together during a practice round ahead of the British Open Golf Championship, Muirfield, Scotland, Monday, July 15, 2013. The British Open begins on Thursday, July 18. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
(AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
As Business Insider points out, Vonn's appearance at Muirfield left many baffled, with some commenters puzzling over the reasons behind the golf course date.
"We've never seen anything like this before, right? You know how intense Tiger is or tries to be during practice rounds. And now he’s got Lindsey sitting there on the putting green for him," Golf Digest's Tim Rosaforte, according to the news website.
Vonn, who went public with her romance with Woods earlier this year, has spoken before about whether golf has a special place in their relationship.
“I don’t give him a lot of feedback about his golf game,” Vonn told The New York Times in June. “We talk golf after his golf rounds, but mostly I listen. We really are normal in that way. Lots of people go home and talk to their wife or husband about their job. That’s what we do."