Lance Armstrong casually posed with Austin royalty Willie Nelson for a photo and posted it on Twitter Thursday afternoon.
In the photo, the duo appears to be spending the sunny day out and about at a golf course, driving around in a cart. Armstrong captioned the photo “Hangin’ with Willie.”
It’s common-knowledge the two Austinites are friends. Armstrong’s Twitter feed frequently mentions Nelson, whether it’s a birthday shoutout or about the current song he has on blast. And this isn’t the first time the world champion cyclist and musician have been pictured together.
In 2013, Armstrong posted a photo on Facebook with Nelson after they had dinner stating “Fun dinner with Annie and Willie Nelson. Lost my Mellow hat to Willie tho. Great man, great friend, great Texan.”
Recently, Armstrong’s life story was told in the film “The Program,” which was released in theaters and video on demand in March. It dramatizes his battle with testicular cancer, his seven times winning the Tour de France and his confession to doping.
Nelson, whose Twitter feed has been filled with his other numerous celebrity hangouts including actor Kevin Spacey, has been busy playing Austin stages and hosting parties at South By Southwest. He will be part of a new installment of PBS’ “American Masters,” which follows the story of country super group The Highwaymen. The documentary, featuring Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson, will be releaed in May.
What we really want to know about their day out on the green: Who beat whom?