Tom Watson and LeslieAnne Wade have dissolved their marriage.
The legendary golfer and the former CBS executive got married in July, but Wade announced that the relationship could not survive an unexpected illness that she contracted.
“Over the past few months I have been focused singularly on a challenging road through unexpected illness. Tom has been supportive including making sure I have the best possible care. I am beyond grateful to him and blessed that I will make complete and full recovery,” Wade tweeted earlier this week.
“Sadly, the inability to launch and build our relationship properly in these early days forces us to terminate our marriage. He will always mean the world to me and our connection is forever.”
Watson retweeted Wade’s thread announcing the dissolution.
Wade was formerly SVP of Communications for CBS Sports, and she is the founder of White Tee Partners, a golf PR firm.
The 73-year-old Watson is one of the most accomplished golfers of all-time. Among his 70 career professional victories were 39 PGA tournaments and eight majors; he won The Masters twice, the U.S. Open once and The Open Championship five times. He was also twice the captain of the United States’ Ryder Cup team — in 1993 and 2004.
Watson’s previous wife, Hilary, died in 2019 after battling pancreatic cancer.
Watson is a father of five and Wade a mother of three.