Loving you is a losing game! In the last few months, the personal life of the pro golfer Tiger Woods has been a topic of discussion among fans. Many people thought that he found his soulmate in Erica Herman.
Before getting linked to Erica, the golfer caused a stir on social media after the news broke that he was unfaithful to his wife Elin Nordegren with multiple women. The pair who got married in 2004 share two children. Their daughter Sam was born in the year 2007 meanwhile, their son Charlie joined them earthside in 2009.
During a 2015 interview with Time magazine, Tiger who sought treatment amid his scandal, said, “In hindsight, it’s not how I would change 2009 and how it all came about. It would be having a more open, honest relationship with my ex-wife.”
He went on to say, “When it comes down to it, right down to it, it’s just having a more open, honest relationship with my ex-wife when we were married. Our frustrations would have come out if we had talked about it and been open and honest with each other. Which we are now, and it’s absolutely fantastic.”
Woods concluded, “I’ve taken the initiative with the kids, and told them upfront, ‘Guys, the reason why we’re not in the same house, why we don’t live under the same roof, Mommy and Daddy, is because Daddy made some mistakes.’”
Tiger and Elin’s divorce got finalized in 2010. Soon after his split with Nordegren, he moved on in his life with Lindsey Vonn, and the pair dated for nearly 3 years before calling it quits in 2015.
Woods was first linked to Erica Herman in the year 2017. The pair garnered the attention of the fans in 2019 when she supported her beau from the sidelines alongside his two kids as he won his 15th major title in Augusta, Georgia. Read on to take a look at the pair’s relationship timeline.
2017: Tiger Woods and Erica Herman make their first public appearance as a couple
In September 2017, Tiger and Erica made their first public appearance as a couple at the Presidents Cup. During their outing, Herman rocked a ”Player Spouse” badge which is reserved for the spouses or partners of the players.
2018: Tiger Woods and Erica Herman pack on the PDA at Tour Championship
The following year, the two of them were clicked by the paps while packing on the PDA after Tiger won his first golf tournament in the last five years at the 2018 Tour Championship in Atlanta.
Post his big win, Woods and Erica were photographed sharing a kiss. In an interview with the Golf Channel, he said, “I had a hard time not crying coming up on that last hole.”
2019: Erica Herman supports her beau Tiger Woods during his tournaments
When Tiger won the Masters’ in the year 2019, Erica was by his side. For those of you who are unversed, let us tell you, Woods won his first Green Jacket in 1997. The second Green Jacket saw the light of day in 2001.
During an interview with Radar Online later that year, Herman talked about her relationship with the golf champion. At that time, she said, “Our relationship is great. Great with no end in sight.”
May 2019: Erica Herman joins Tiger Woods as he receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom
In May 2019, Erica accompanied Tiger to the White House where he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then-president Donald Trump. Then, Trump had nothing but good things to say about Tiger who burst on the pro golf scene in 1996.
The former president of the United States, Trump said, “Tiger Woods is a global symbol of American excellence, devotion, and drive. Tiger, we are inspired by everything you have become and attained.”
2020: Tiger Woods drops a photo of Erica and his two kids
In 2020, the athlete gave his fans all over the world a glimpse of his personal life. At that time, he uploaded a picture of himself, Erica, and his two kids Sam and Charlie whom he shares with ex-wife Elin Nordegren on Twitter.
“Masters Champions Dinner quarantine style. Nothing better than being with family,” he wrote alongside the picture of the fab four. The snap showed all of them dressed in green ensembles.
Masters Champions Dinner quarantine style. Nothing better than being with family. pic.twitter.com/xPK769CWCf
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 7, 2020
2021: Erica Herman helps Tiger Woods to recover from his February car crash
In February 2021, Tiger was involved in a bad car crash. At that point, a source told Us Weekly, that Erica “dropped everything to be with Tiger the moment she heard what happened.”
The source went on to say, “She’s been by his bedside, holding his hand and telling him everything’s going to be OK. He’s a champ and he’s got this.” As per various reports, Woods sustained several injuries due to the car crash.
2022: Erica Herman attends Tiger Woods’ World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony
In March 2022, Tiger Woods was inducted into the World Gold Hall of Fame and his friends and family members came forward to support him on the special occasion. His girlfriend Erica and two kids were also present at the ceremony.
At that time, the athlete’s son Sam introduced him during his induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Soon after, his daughter Charlie also gave a heartfelt speech.
During the same year, Tiger returned to the Masters in April 2022. Then, Erica was in the crowd to cheer him on after he thought that he would never be able to play golf again post his car crash.
2023: Erica Herman files a lawsuit against Tiger Woods
As of this moment, it’s unknown exactly when Erica and Tiger pulled the plug on their romance, but it seems like the two of them called it quits somewhere around October 2022 when Woods kicked her out of their Florida mansion.
To nullify her NDA, Erica cited the Speak Out Act, which “prohibits the judicial enforceability of a nondisclosure clause or nondisparagement clause agreed to before a dispute arises involving sexual assault or sexual harassment in violation of federal, tribal, or state law.”
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