Vonn, Woods Call It Quits

Both say they will "cherish" times together
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 3, 2015 4:15 PM CDT
Vonn, Woods Call It Quits
This Oct. 3, 2013 file photo shows Tiger Woods watching with his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn at the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.    (Darron Cummings)

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are no longer a power couple in American sports. Golf's biggest star and the Olympic ski champion said today they were breaking up after more than two years. But in ending their relationship, both were in complete harmony in their separate announcements on social media, citing busy lives and times they will always "cherish." "After nearly three years together, Tiger and I have mutually decided to end our relationship," Vonn says on her Facebook page. "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. He and his beautiful family will always hold a special place in my heart."

"Lindsey and I have mutually decided to stop dating," Woods says 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." Both are divorced. They were last seen in public at the Masters, where Vonn accompanied Woods' children—7-year-old daughter Sam, 6-year-old son Charlie—when they caddied for him in the Par 3 Tournament. Woods was in Italy in January when Vonn broke the World Cup record, and he was photographed with a skeleton-pattern mask that when dropped revealed he was missing a tooth. Woods later said a videographer bumped into him and jarred it loose. (More celebrity breakup stories.)

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