Tiger Woods, the former world number one golfer and his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, US Olympic skiing champion, say they have split due to ‘hectic lives’.
Woods and Vonn first publicly confirmed their relationship in March 2013 in a coordinated announcement on their respective Facebook pages, supplemented by photographs of themselves together.
Mr Woods has two children with his previous wife Elin Nordegren, a Swedish model. They have divorced in 2010.
Just weeks after their most public display of being a couple, Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have ended their relationship. Both blamed the tension of their busy schedules for the split.
Ms Vonn made a statement on her Facebook page that the decision to end the relationship was mutual. In a statement on his website, Ms Vonn said she will “always cherish” the memories of their time together.
She wrote on Facebook: “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 also published with a similar statement on TigerWoods.com:
“Lindsey and I 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.”