Tiger Woods' new student girlfriend Alyse Lahti Johnston was friends with the golfer's ex-wife before they started dating, it has been claimed today. Alyse's stepfather Alistair Johnston says the 22-year-old was on good terms with Elin Nordegren and lived next door to the couple's marital home where they had their infamous Thanksgiving meltdown in 2009. Johnston, a Scottish native, is an executive at Woods' sports agency IMG and raised Alyse in the exclusive Windermere, Florida, enclave. "Tiger Woods has been my next door neighbor for 15 years and Alyse has known him all her life," he told the Scottish Sun newspaper: "They are part of the same crowd that are the same age and go to the gym and out to dinner together. Do they spend time together? Yes", he added. It is unclear how close Alyse and Elin's relationship was but they appear to have run in the same circles and met each other at several social events over the years. But a former Ohio University classmate of Alyse's told RadarOnline: "She sent a BBM to a mutual friend of ours saying she didn't consider herself Tiger's girlfriend. They were just having a good time hooking up." "She is a really nice girl, smart and super friendly. And she's also a bit of a wild child. She definitely likes to have fun," the classmate shared.Last October, Alyse was arrested and charged with DUI after her vehicle rear-ended a truck causing it to flip on Interstate 4. She told police she had drunk two "tiny" glasses of wine six hours earlier. During a roadside test an officer asked her to rate her own sobriety on a scale of zero to 10, with zero being sober and 10 being impaired. She replied: "Fucking 10." She was three times over the legal limit. The DUI charge was downgraded to improper lane change - a traffic infraction - after some good lawyering and she completed a DUI awareness class.
Tiger Woods' New Girlfriend and Ex-Wife Elin Nordegren Were Friends, Neighbors
Alyse Lahti Johnston, the 22-year-old girlfriend of golfer Tiger Woods is a piece of work. Not only is she a friend of Tiger's ex-wife Elin Nordegren, she lived next door to the home where the ish hit the fan in 2009. Alyse, whose a budding golfer, reportedly met Tiger through her coach and the couple has been dating for several weeks; they have been spotted lounging on Tiger's super yacht in Palm Beach, Fla. Sidebar: In case you're keeping notes, Alyse is not the 22-year-old neighbor Tiger had unprotected sex with for hours on a sofa while his children played in a crib nearby. That was this girl. Real sloppy.