Woods: 'I'm a nerd'

Tiger responds to girlfriend's comments

Charlie Lemay's picture
Thu, 14 Nov 2013

Woods: 'I'm a nerd'

MANY waited with bated breath when Lindsey Vonn branded Tiger Woods a dork last week but the World No.1 agrees with the gold medal Olympic skier.

The pair have been dating for almost a year now and clearly like to poke fun at each other.

"My teammates used to call me 'Urkel' back in college," he said. "I do have that little nerdy side of me. That’s probably why I got into Stanford."

On the differences between golf and skiing, Woods said: "You look at some of the guys on the tour and they’ve got huge guts and can't breathe when they’re going up to the tee boxes, but they can still win golf tournaments," he said. "In her sport, if she’s not feeling close to 100%, you're not going to win."

On their competitive nature, he added: "I think that's one of the reasons why we get along so well."