Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are no longer golf’s power couple. After over two years together, both world-class athletes announced their separation on Sunday.
“Lindsey and I have mutually decided to stop dating,” Tiger said on his website. “I have great admiration, respect and love for Lindsey and I’ll always cherish our time together. She has been amazing with Sam and Charlie and my entire family.
“Unfortunately, we lead very hectic lives and are both competing in demanding sports. It’s difficult to spend time together.”
Vonn took to social media to make her announcement.
“After nearly three years together, Tiger and I have mutually decided to end our relationship,” the Olympic skier said in a Facebook post.
“I will always cherish the memories that we’ve created together. Unfortunately, we both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart. I will always admire and respect Tiger. He and his beautiful family will always hold a special place in my heart.”
Lots of admiration and respect in both of those statements. Plus the word “hectic.” Some PR guy knocked two birds out with one Word document earlier today, methinks.
Woods and Vonn started their relationship in March 2013 but first met in 2012 at a charity event. Both athletes were single at the time — Vonn had divorced her ex-husband Thomas Vonn earlier in the year — and immediately built a strong friendship-turned-romantic relationship. While dating the two stars would be frequently seen supporting each other in their respective sporting endeavors, most recently with Vonn joining Tiger at the 2015 Masters.