Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods is a professional golfer from the United States. He is tied for first in the number of PGA Tour wins, is second in the number of men’s major championships won, and holds many golf records. Woods is known as one of the best golfers of all time and is one of the most famous athletes in modern history. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
By the end of April 1997, he had won three PGA Tour events and his first major, the 1997 Masters. He won the Masters by 12 strokes, which was a record. In June 1997, less than a year after he turned pro, he was ranked number one for the first time in the Official World Golf Ranking. Woods was the best golfer in the world for the first 10 years of the 21st century.
Besides being a brilliant golfer, his romantic history is equally remarkable. Former model Elin Nordegren was his first wife; they divorced in 2010. He finally started seeing his current girlfriend, Erica Herman, after a long period after his divorce. In this piece, I’ll explain the dynamics of their relationship.
Meet Tiger Woods’ Girlfriend, Erica Herman
The Palm Beach Post says that Herman grew up in Palm Beach County. In the early 2000s, she went to Santaluces High School, where she was on the cheerleading team. Even though Herman has a degree in legal studies, she has spent most of her career in the restaurant business. Herman worked at the Blue Martini lounge in Orlando while she was going to UCF. At first, she was a bartender, and then she was named VIP manager.
Court records show that in 2010, Herman also wanted to open a series of nightclubs in Florida with two business partners and a local investor. However, this plan did not work out. She ended up becoming the general manager of Tiger Woods’s most famous restaurant, The Woods Jupiter, which opened in August 2015 at Harbourside Place in Florida. Luke Copeland, who used to work at the restaurant, told page six that it was there that Herman started to work directly with Woods.
In 2017, Tiger Woods and his girlfriend Erica Herman were seen together for the first time. In 2018, a friend of Tiger Woods told People magazine: “Nobody has signed anything yet. It’s not like they’re giving each other their lives. She is nice, though, and Tiger likes her. Tiger doesn’t like to be alone. But he doesn’t like to settle. Now, no longer. So he needs to really like the person he’s with.”
Tiger Woods Was Previously Married To Elin Nordegren
In October 2004, Woods got married to Elin Nordegren, a Swedish former model who is the daughter of former Minister of Immigration Barbro Holmberg and Radio Journalist Thomas Nordegren. In 2010 the couple got divorced. “Elin is friendly with Erica,” a source told. “Tiger has come a long way, and Elin knows that. She is happy that he is seeing Erica.”
Herman is also close with Woods’s two children with Nordegren, who he shares with Nordegren. The three of them are often in the crowd at Woods’s tournaments together, and at the 2017 Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, they even wore matching outfits. “The kids like her,” the same source told PEOPLE before.
Woods’s daughter Sam said the same thing when she introduced her father at his induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2022. In her heartfelt speech, she talked about how close they were as a family unit, including Herman. “Through good times and bad, you, Charlie, Erica, [grandmother Kultida Woods], and I will always be a team,” she said.