In September 2017, at the President’s Cup, Tiger Woods and Erica Herman were seen together for the first time in public. In March 2023, it came out that they were no longer together.
When Tiger Woods goes out to play golf, fans and onlookers follow his every step and stroke. So when the famous golfer showed up at the President’s Cup in September 2017 with a new girlfriend, Erica Herman, the golf world took notice right away.
Since that first time they met, Herman has always been at the course when Woods is playing. However, the couple has stayed very private over the years, which is a big difference from Woods’s relationship with Lindsey Vonn and his marriage to and divorce from Elin Nordegren, both of which were very public. They rarely went out in public for things that weren’t golf, but they did go to the 2022 US Open together to cheer on Serena Williams. Herman doesn’t have a social media presence either, and since October 2017, the only time he’s been on Woods’ Instagram is three times.
Even though Woods’ golf career is in limbo after a car accident in February 2021, the famous golfer said he was living “a great life” with Herman and his two children, Charlie and Sam. Forbes said in June 2022 that Woods’ estimated net worth had reached $1 billion, making him one of only three billionaire athletes, along with Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
But in March 2023, when Herman sued Woods to get out of a non-disclosure agreement she signed in August 2017, it came out that the couple had broken up. Herman mentioned the Speak Out Act, which says that NDAs can be broken in cases of sexual assault or harassment.
So who is Woods’s ex-girlfriend? Here is everything you need to know about Erica Herman, from her restaurant roots to her lawsuit against the golfer.
Who Is Tiger Wood Ex-Girlfriend?
Reports say that Tiger Woods doesn’t have a girlfriend right now. He reportedly broke up with Erica Herman, the woman he had been dating for nearly 5 years.
Who Is Erica Herman?
As of March 2023, Tiger Woods’ girlfriend will be 39 years old. She was born on February 15, 1984, in Palm Beach County, Florida, where she grew up. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius. She grew up with Scott, her older brother. In the early 2000s, she went to Santaluces High School and was a cheerleader there. She went to Palm Beach State College and then the University of Central Florida after that. She got her Bachelor of Arts in legal studies in May 2008.
When Did Tiger and Erica Begin Dating?
Tiger Woods started dating Erica Herman in September 2017. She was there to greet Woods after his epic 2019 Masters win. She was also at Augusta National when the 15-time Major winner made a miraculous comeback to golf after suffering terrible injuries in a car crash in February 2021.
But the two hadn’t been seen in public since the end of August of last year when they were photographed at the US Open tennis tournament in New York. Also, Woods’s partner was nowhere to be seen when he made a rare PGA Tour appearance at the Genesis Invitational in California last month.
Woods hired Herman to be the General Manager of The Woods in Jupiter, Florida. Woods is said to be opening a pop-up restaurant in 2015. In the end, they started dating, and in December 2017, they were seen together at the Presidents Cup. At the time, Herman was wearing a badge that said “Player Spouse.” This badge was only for wives and girlfriends.
Erica Herman Previously Worked In The Restaurant Industry
Even though Herman has a degree in legal studies, she has spent most of her career in the restaurant business. A former coworker told Page Six that 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.
Erica Herman Supported Woods’ Golf Career
Since her first time on the golf course with Woods at the 2017 President’s Cup, when Woods was playing, Herman was always there.
When Woods won the 2018 Tour Championship, it was his first win in five years and his 80th PGA title. Herman was waiting for him at the 18th hole to give him a big hug and kiss to celebrate. Woods was heard telling Herman, “I love you,” as she put her arms around him.
In 2019, when Woods won his fifth green jacket at the Masters, Herman was one of the first people to congratulate him, along with his kids and mother. Later that same year, Woods led his team to win the President’s Cup. When Herman ran to hug him after the win, Woods tried to hold back tears. After a long hug, they walked away hand in hand.
But Herman wasn’t only there when Woods won. She cheered for him at tournaments all over the world, no matter how they turned out. The couple kissed after the 2018 PGA Championship and walked together at the 2018 Ryder Cup opening ceremonies in France. Herman also cheered for Woods at the 2022 Masters, which was his first tournament since he was hurt in a car crash in February 2021.
Herman told Golf.com that Woods’s appearance at the Masters was a miracle. “It shouldn’t be happening.”
She stated, “I mean, nothing ever surprises me about him. But he’d just worked so hard to be here, that was the one thing I knew: once he got here, he wasn’t going to go home.”
Erica Herman Got Along Well With Woods’ Ex-wife And Children
There was no bad blood between Woods’s ex-wife, Nordegren, and Herman. A source told PEOPLE that Elin and Erica are good friends. “Tiger has come a long way and Elin acknowledges that. She is happy that he is dating Erica.”
Herman was also close to Woods’s two children with Nordegren. The three of them were often seen together in the crowd at Woods’ tournaments. At the 2017 Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, they even wore matching outfits. “The kids like her,” said the same source to PEOPLE before.
When Woods was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2022, his daughter Sam said the same thing when she introduced him. In her moving speech, she talked about how close they were as a family, even Herman.
“Through thick and thin, you, Charlie, Erica, [grandmother Kultida Woods], and I will always be a team,” she stated.
Erica Herman Filed a Lawsuit Against Woods in March 2023
Herman filed a lawsuit against Woods in March 2023, requesting to be released from a non-disclosure agreement she had signed in August 2017, when the couple began dating. She mentioned the Speak Out Act, which lets NDAs be broken in cases of sexual assault or harassment.
The documents say that Woods and Herman “had a long relationship” and that their relationship was both business and personal.
Erica Herman Sues Tiger Woods For $30 Million
In October 2022, Herman sued Woods’ trust for $30 million. She said that Woods broke an oral agreement that said she could live at his house for “a certain amount of time” in exchange for “valuable services.”
In the papers, Herman said that Woods “locked her out” of the house “by trickery” when there were still five years left on the deal they had made orally. She said that $30 million was the “reasonable rental value” of the property for the last five years of the alleged agreement.
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