Back Story On Tiger Woods’ New Girlfriend Alyse Lahti Johnston

Written by Michael Lambarde on Mar. 26, 2011

As has been reported previously, Tiger Woods’ newest girlfriend since the cheating scandal back at the end of 2009 is Alyse Lahti Johnston, a 22-year-old college student. Since we reported the news, new insight on the couple has come to light, including their back story where Johnston actually drew photos for Woods, wishing him luck.

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A “friend” of Johnston told Us Weekly that her family is close to Woods, as been reported, but Johnston — who is 12 or so years younger than Woods — used to draw “good luck pictures for Tiger before his tournaments”. “They had photos in their house of their family with Tiger, but Alyse never says she was interested in him,” the source added.

While a 12-year difference in age isn’t a big deal in today’s day in age, it does seem a little strange that while Woods was competing in tournaments, Johnston was just 7-years-old at the time and giving Woods hand-drawn photos and here they are over a decade later now a couple because of how close Woods is to the father of Johnston. While she doesn’t come with nearly the bad baggage of Woods from his scandal days, it does seem a little strange, to say the least.

Click here to view photos of Alyse Lahti Johnston, including her mugshot from late last year.