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Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn Break Up: Details, Comments and Reaction

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMay 3, 2015

Lindsey Vonn speaks to Tiger Woods during the Par 3 contest at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Charlie Riedel/Associated Press

Legendary golfer Tiger Woods and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn have formed arguably the biggest power couple in sports over the past few years, but the superstar athletes have decided to part ways.

Vonn revealed via Facebook on Sunday that she and the 14-time major champion will no longer be seeing each other:

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 released a statement on the breakup on Sunday:

"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.

"Unfortunately, we lead very hectic lives and are both competing in demanding sports. It's difficult to spend time together."

The news comes as something of a surprise. Woods' children and Vonn accompanied Woods on the course less than a month ago during the Par 3 Contest at Augusta National prior to the Masters.

All appeared to be well, but as Vonn explained, maintaining a relationship has been difficult as both athletes attempt to be the best in their respective sports.

GolfChannel.com's Tiger Tracker was among those to express disappointment over the breakup on social media:

Tiger Tracker @GCTigerTracker

Always really liked @lindseyvonn. She was a big TT fan and supporter. Will miss seeing her around. #bummer

With that said, they should be able to solely focus on their careers moving forward. Woods is looking to win his first major since the 2008 U.S. Open, while Vonn will continue her pursuit of skiing records, as well as a spot on the 2018 United States Olympic team.

It's possible the breakup could impact their performances in competition, and unfortunately for them, they will likely be under the microscope even more than usual in the wake of this news.  

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