Just over two years later, Vonn has revealed their breakup in pretty much the same way.
But the end of this love match was prefigured a couple of weeks earlier.
That's when Vonn, during a Late Night With Seth Meyers appearance, implied that she didn't really enjoy watching golf.
Here's a look at Vonn's original 2013 Facebook post about the change in her relationship status:
I guess it wasn't a well-kept secret but yes, I am dating Tiger Woods. Our relationship evolved from a friendship into something more over these past few months and it has made me very happy. I don't plan on addressing this further as I would like to keep that part of my life between us, my family and close friends. Thank you for understanding and your continued support! xo LV
Accompanying this blurb were a photos depicting the couple's bliss, including this one....
...and this one:
In the months that followed, Vonn happily played up her pairing with Woods on venues such as Late Show With David Letterman. During an October 2013 appearance, Vonn offered the audience a saucy wink, discussed her hole in one and pulled a face when Letterman said of Woods, "This guy goes down, there's trouble."
Here's that clip:
But during Vonn's palaver with Seth Meyers, the temperature was decidedly chillier. When Meyers asked if she enjoyed watching golf, and if she'd done so before she started dating Woods, she responded with a long pause, followed by the comically insincere line, "I love golf."
Check out their exchange here:
Yesterday, less than two weeks later, Vonn tweeted the following:
After nearly three years together, Tiger and I have mutually decided to end our relationship.... http://t.co/wrLGuwYnyV— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) May 3, 2015
The full item, as seen on her Facebook page, reads:
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.
There's been no reciprocal posts from Woods. At this writing, his most recent tweet is from April 29; it duplicates a Facebook message. His note reads:
See you at the US Open, Open Champ, Memorial, Greenbrier and my Foundation’s event, the Quicken Loans National. Going to be a busy summer.— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 29, 2015
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There's no elaboration on what exactly he means by "busy," but we can guess.