Tiger Woods and Olympian skier, Lindsey Vonn, announced their split on Sunday. Woods put out a ‘Personal Message’ on his website, while Lindsey announced it on her Facebook page. The duo blamed their “hectic schedules”, though it came as a surprise as there were rumours the couple might actually wed sometime soon.
This week Woods is playing his first event since the Masters, when he tees up at the PLAYER’S Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
The 30-year-old alpine ski racer Lindsey wrote 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.”
Meanwhile, Woods, 39, took to his own website to issue a message. Titled "A Personal Message From Tiger," he said "he and Lindsey Vonn have mutually decided to stop dating."
"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.”
He then said the same (as Lindsey), “Unfortunately, we lead very hectic lives and are both competing in demanding sports. It's difficult to spend time together."
Vonn, 30, began dating Woods in March 2013, a month after she crashed of the skiing World Championships with a devastating injuries to her right knee which ruled her out of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
She was the former world number one’s first serious girlfriend after he broke up with his then wife, Elin Nordegren.
Woods and Lindsey had announced their relationship on Facebook pages and they seemed to have used the social media to announce the split, too. The announcement also had professionally taken pictures, which went up on their Facebook pages.