tiger forest (real name Eldrick Tont Woods) hasn’t been as lucky in love as on the green, but world-renowned golfer apparently he met his match when he started dating erica hermann. After years of dating, and after Tiger’s heartbreaking car accident in February 2021, the couple she called it quits after more than five years of dating. Here’s everything we know about Tiger’s girlfriend.
When did Tiger and Erica start dating?
Tiger and the Florida native, who is nearly ten years his junior, made their relationship official at the Presidents Cup in September 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. There, she was seen wearing a “gamer’s spouse” badge. According page sixErica first met the athlete when she was a student at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. While she was at UCF, she studied political science and aspired to become a lawyer. To help pay for college, she worked at Blue Martini, where Tiger was a customer; however, the two did not become close until after Erica graduated.
In 2015, the PGA champion opened his own restaurant, The Woods, in Jupiter, Florida, and hired Erica to serve as general manager, according to golf.com.
Erica supported golfer’s career
After her first public appearance, Erica was frequently seen by Tiger’s side in major events and competitions. He even cheered for him from the front row when he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
He also attended the 2019 Masters, where the golfer won his 15th major title and later joined Tiger at the White House, where he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Erica met Tiger’s children
Tiger’s sons, Charlie, born in february 2009and sam born in june 2007, approved of his father’s relationshipaccording Peopleand Erica also got The Seal Of Approval Of The Golfer’s Ex-Wife, Elin Nordegren.
“Elin is on friendly terms with Erica,” a source told the outlet in January 2019. “Tiger has come a long way and Elin acknowledges that. She’s happy that he’s dating Erica.”
Tiger and Elin’s six-year marriage ended in divorce in 2010.
tiger and erica Had Legal issues
The couple was through serious ups and downs together, but continued be a united front In 2019, Tiger and Erica faced a wrongful death lawsuit by the parents of a bartender in The Woods. The 24-year-old bartender was allegedly overserved at the sports bar, resulting in a fatal accident in December 2018. The case against the former the couple eventually separated, according to golf summary.
Tiger Woods survived a terrifying car accident
In February 2021, the couple faced another terrifying test when Tiger was involved in a car crash. The 15-time Grand Slam champion’s van flipped over and the “jaws of life” were used to pull the golfer out of the vehicle. The accident resulted in “significant” injuries.
“Erica dropped everything to be with Tiger the moment she heard what happened,” a source said. us weekly in March 2021. “She has been by his bedside, holding his hand and telling him everything is going to be okay. He is a champion and he has this”.
The source added that their support “meant the world” to Tiger. later revealed revealed to golf summaryin an interview published in November 2021, that due to the accident, he will never return to golf “full-time” again.
“It is an unfortunate reality, but it is my reality,” he said. “And I understand it, and I accept it.”
Erica filed a lawsuit against Tiger
In October 2022, Erica filed a complaint against Tiger’s property trust alleging that he was violating Florida’s Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. According to court documents obtained by In contactErica claimed that she and the athlete lived together in his Hobe Sound, Florida, home for the duration of their relationship, where she performed “valuable services” to live in his home rent-free.
He went on to claim that they had an “oral lease” that allowed him to continue living in the house for five more years.
Erica claims damages in excess of $30 million. The Trust responded to their claims, requesting that the dispute be resolved in private, citing that the ex-couple’s confidentiality agreement requires that “any and all disputes, claims or controversies… of whatever kind or nature whatsoever” be “resolved confidentially.” binding arbitration.”
In March 2023, In Touch confirmed that Erica asked a court to strike down the NDA Tiger made their signature when they started dating in August 2017.
According to Erica, the NDA should be made unenforceable under the Speak Out Act, which allows exemptions to be made where there is evidence of sexual assault or harassment.