tiger-woods-lindsey-vonn*Tiger Woods, 37, dispatched his private jet to an airport in Austria on Friday (Feb. 8) to fly his rumored girlfriend Lindsay Vonn back to the U.S. following her nasty spill.

TMZ has pics of the Olympic gold medal skier boarding the aircraft to return home for several necessary surgeries. Vonn suffered two torn knee ligaments in her horrific fall doing the super-G at the Alpine Ski World Championships. [Scroll down to watch.]

Woods and Vonn, 28, have been romantically linked after being spotted in Antigua in January and on the slopes in Austria last November. The blonde athlete — who divorced fellow skier Thomas Vonn last month after 11 years together — “will not participate in any speculation surrounding her personal life at this time,” she said in a statement last month.

“They’ve been seeing each other for the past 9 months or so regularly,” a source tells Us Weekly of the hush-hush pair. Woods, of course, divorced wife Elin Nordegren in 2010 following his epic cheating scandal.

The Swedish model, 33, has kept herself busy with the construction of a stunning $12 million oceanfront home in North Palm Beach, Fla. — funded by her reported $100 million settlement with the golfer, with whom she shares kids Sam, 5, and Charlie, 3.