Tiger Woods showed up in Italy on Monday to surprise his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn at her World Cup event in Cortina d’Ampezzo.
While Woods sported a skull facemask for a fair portion of his time on the slopes, closeups revealed that Woods is apparently missing a tooth.
Woods was a victim of an overly aggressive media corps, at least according to his agent. Here, we’ll let his agent Mark Steinberg explain:
“During a crush of photographers as the awards podium at the World Cup event in Italy, a media member with a shoulder-mounted video camera pushed and surged toward the stage, turned and hit Tiger Woods in the mouth,” Steinberg said in a statement to the AP. “Woods’ tooth was knocked out by the incident.”
Still, it was great time for Tiger and Lindsey as she became the record holder by winning her 63rd World Cup.
“It was an amazing surprise,” Vonn said. “I’m so happy that he’s here. … Everyone important to me is here – my mom and dad and my sister and Tiger – it’s pretty incredible. I didn’t think it was going to get better than yesterday and today topped it. I knew it was him immediately. He loves that stupid mask.”