Tiger Woods competes in the US Open this week but who is his girlfriend Erica Herman and why is she rarely pictured?
Tiger Woods has reportedly been dating Erica Herman since September 2017. The couple were spotted together at the Presidents Cup that year, during which time Herman was wearing a ‘Player Spouse’ badge – reserved for wives and girlfriends of the players.
Herman has attended many of tournaments Woods plays in but she has scarcely been seen since his stunning victory at Augusta to win his fifth Masters title last year.
It led to rumours the pair had split up but this was later dismissed by Herman.
She told Radar Online last year: “We haven’t split. I’ve been to every tournament he’s been at.”
Herman then explained that she hasn’t been pictured much because she “doesn’t like public attention”.
“Our relationship is great,” she added. “Great with no end in sight.”
Who is Erica Herman?
Herman was reportedly born in Florida and is 36 years old.
She was the manager at one of Woods’ restaurants called The Woods Jupiter.
Do they have children?
Woods and Herman do not have any children together but the golfer does have two children with his ex-wife, former Swedish model Elin Nordegren.
Their first child, daughter Sam Alexis Woods was born in August 2007.
Their son, Charlie Axel Woods, was born in February 2009.
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Woods is hoping to put an end to a run of lacklustre performances at this week’s US Open.
The 44-year-old is yet to finish in the top 10 of any tournament since the sport returned after being suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
His last victory came at the Zozo Championship last October when he equalled Sam Snead’s record of 82 PGA Tour wins.
“This year I really haven’t putted as well as I wanted to,” said Woods.
“And the times I did make a few swing mistakes, I missed it in the wrong spots.
“I’ve compounded mistakes here and there that ended up not making me able to make pars or a birdie run, and consequently I haven’t put myself in contention to win events.”