Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn split after three years together

Tiger Woods and his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn have split up after three years together. The skier announced the news on her Facebook page, saying their break-up was "mutual" and due to their "hectic lives".

"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," she wrote.

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn had been together for three years

She continued: "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."

The golfer, 39, also posted a personal message in which he praised Lindsey for how she has cared for his two children.

Tiger and Lindsey with the golfer's two children

"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 said.

Tiger and Lindsey, 30, began dating in 2012 after meeting at a charity event. "We immediately clicked," the skier told Vogue's August 2013 issue. "It's amazing. Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it."

It was the golfer's first serious relationship since splitting with Elin Nordegren, the mother of his two children,

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