NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Saturday, November 28, 2015, 2:07 PM
Tiger Woods kisses then-girlfriend Lindsey Vonn after defeating Richard Sterne of South Africa on Oct. 6, 2013. Both Woods and Vonn have struggled since they split three months ago.
Alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn is not quite out of the Woods.
The Olympic gold medalist admitted she still loves her ex-boyfriend Tiger Woods, with whom she split six months ago due to their “incredibly hectic lives,” during a Friday interview with CNN’s Alpine Edge show.
“I mean, I loved him and I still love him, and I had an amazing three years with him,” she said of the pro golfer. “But you know, sometimes things just don’t work out. And unfortunately it didn’t work out for us.”
Woods and Vonn attend Tiger Jam 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 17, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev.
When asked if she had regrets about their high-profile relationship — during which the two dazzled on the red carpet and took special care to attend each other’s races and tournaments — she replied, “Definitely not.”
The 31-year-old athlete added that she isn’t sure a new relationship is her top priority.
“I kind of realize that probably realistically I only have three good years of racing left, so it’s kind of nice just to be able to focus on that and focus on my career,” she said.
“I just want to keep winning races,” she continued. “That’s really my only goal.”
The two divorcees, who met during a 2012 charity event and announced their mutual split via simultaneous online posts in May, both appeared to struggle with the breakup in its immediate aftermath.
“It is tough. There’s no doubt,” Woods said during a TPC Sawgrass press conference. “This three-day window is really hard. I haven’t slept.”
Inside sources also told People magazine that Vonn was “hurting.”
Vonn stands next to Woods during the par 3 event held ahead of the 2015 Masters at Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Ga. on April 8.
Vonn marked Woods’ first high-profile relationship following his 2010 divorce from Swedish model Elin Nordegren, a product of Nordegren’s discovery that the golf legend was cheating on her with multiple women.