It hasn’t necessarily been a good year for high-profile couples in golf. Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn appear to have been next in line on the chopping block.
Vonn and Woods announced that they had ended their three-year relationship on Sunday.
The Olympic champion skier posted a statement on her Facebook page:
After nearly three years together, Tiger and I have mutually decided to end our relationship. 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.
Woods, who published a message on his website, echoed a similar sentiment:
“Lindsey and I have mutually decided to stop dating,” said Tiger Woods.
“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.”
It’s almost as if Woods and Vonn, along with their PR camps, got together and discussed how to break the news to the public!
But in all seriousness, it’s a shame the couple has split. It sounds like their busy careers were getting in the way of their relationship and they both chose their careers — and I can’t blame them for that.
Vonn recently attended the Masters with Woods. She appeared alongside the 14-time major champion and his kids, Sam and Charlie, during the par-3 contest (and was great interacting with them). In a recent interview with People Magazine, Vonn called Woods an “amazing father.” She also revealed she doesn’t even actually like golf when she appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers.