Erica Herman, the first date with Tiger Woods

Erica Herman is Tiger Woods’ current girlfriend.

Erica Herman and Tiger Woods

The woman was also present at the Masters, where the former world number one returned to the field after the car accident.

The two met through work. Herman was working in the Florida restaurant business when she landed a job at The Woods, Tiger’s restaurant in Jupiter, Florida. From there a relationship was born.

“She was known to have a close relationship with Tiger,” a source told Page Six. “People were afraid of getting too close to her. They kept him professional. She supported him every step of the way.”

Eldrick Tront Woods was born to an African American father, Earl and a Thai mother, Kultida. Nicknamed “Tiger” by his father, he started playing golf practically from the time he started walking and was soon regarded as something of a child prodigy of the specialty. In 1990, at the age of fifteen, he was the youngest golfer to win the National Junior Championships, a success that he too confirmed in the following two years. After winning three consecutive US championship titles on the amateur circuit (1994, 1995 and 1996), he turned professional, winning two circuit tournaments in the first year.

Winner of 15 major tournaments (second only to Jack Nicklaus, with 18) between 1997 and 2019, he indelibly marked the history of this sport, bringing it into the spotlight after years in which such a dominant and charismatic figure was missing. Among the many moments passed in the history of golf, we remember the incredible approach holed at the 16 of the last round of the 2005 Masters, and the victory after a play-off hole against Rocco Mediate at the U.S. 2008 Open at the end of the four laps played with a fractured tibia and a knee ligament that will be reconstructed a few days later. Historical rivalries with Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh, among the only athletes able to undermine, even if only at alternating periods, his domination.

Tiger Woods holds an incredible 54 wins and only 4 defeats in the tournaments in which he was leading after three laps, a record that fueled the myth of the unbeatable “Sunday Tiger Woods”, invariably dressed in a red T-shirt and black trousers. Sunday of the final lap (his mother handed down this little superstition to him since he was a child). He holds the record for the lowest number of strokes in all 4 Major Tournaments, together with Jack Nicklaus he is the only player to have won the “Career Grand Slam” three times, and the only golfer in history to have won more than a Major Tournament for 2 consecutive years (2005-2006).