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Vonn urges boyfriend Woods to embrace Twitter

ESPN staff
December 5, 2013
Woods and Vonn announced in March that they are an item © Getty Images

Tiger Woods has revealed that his girlfriend, Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, has urged him to get more involved on Twitter.

The world No. 1 has 3.7 million followers on the social networking site, but has tweeted just 311 times in the four years since he signed up.

Vonn, in contrast, has 254,000 followers but has tweeted almost 2,000 times.

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And speaking ahead of the World Challenge, a season-ending 18-man invitational hosted by Woods, he said: "I grew up in a different era and it's a little bit different for me. I'm still a little bit old school.

"I'm kind of getting towards it, but still not quite grasping the whole concept yet. But I'll get there eventually.

"As far as [Vonn] convincing me to tweet more, yes, she certainly has hinted that."

Woods also announced that the World Challenge will relocate the illustrious Isleworth club in Florida from next year.

The event, which starts on Thursday, has been held at Sherwood Country Club in California for the last 14 years.

Until moving down the road to Jupiter in 2011, Woods had lived in Isleworth's gated community since turning pro in 1996 and did the majority of his practice and preparation at the club which consistently ranks among the toughest courses in the US.

The tournament will have an association with the Tavistock Group, which owns the course and has sponsored a long-time event known as the Tavistock Cup, a 36-hole exhibition. Both Woods' and Tavistock's foundations will benefit.

"We have a longstanding relationship with Tavistock Group and my friend, Joe Lewis, and I am thrilled to see it grow in support of our foundations,'' Woods said. "I'm looking forward to this next phase of the World Challenge and what it can bring to Florida."

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