Tiger Woods is one of the most successful golfers of all time. The 42-year-old California native has won 79 PGA Tour events over the course of his career.
The famed athlete is a father of two children, a daughter named Sam and a son named Charlie. Their mom is Woods’ ex-wife, Elin Nordegren. Woods is currently dating Erica Herman, a restaurant manager from Florida.
Woods has dated several other women over the years, including Olympian Lindsey Vonn, and he has admitted to having extramarital affairs while he was married to Nordegren. He has also been to rehab for sex addiction therapy.
Here’s what you need to know:
- He’s Currently Dating Erica Herman
Tiger Woods girlfriend
Woods and Herman have been dating for several months. Woods and his ex-girlfriend, Kristin Smith, went their separate ways in mid-2017, and he and Herman started hanging out shortly thereafter. Woods and Herman officially put themselves in the public eye when they attended the Presidents Cup together in late September. At the time, Herman was spotted wearing a “player’s spouse” credential around her neck.
It is believed that Woods met Herman through her work. She has been in the restaurant business for several years and was the general manager of his eatery called The Woods, located in Jupiter, Florida. According to TMZ, however, she no longer works at the establishment.
While not much else is known about Herman, Radar Online has reported about her supposed “troubled past.” A source told the outlet that Herman is known as a “hard partier” and a “gold digger.” Additionally, a source said that Herman has had her eye on Woods for several years, and even suggested that the two had something going on while Woods was still married to Elin Nordegren.
“Erica’s been chasing Tiger around like a puppy for close to 10 years. I’m not sure if his wife knew, but I’m not sure how she couldn’t know. I can’t believe Tiger’s out in public with her now,” the source explained.
- He Previously Dated Lindsey Vonn
Tiger Woods girlfriend
Woods met Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn at a charity event back in 2012. The two hit it off and started dating. Their relationship was scrutinized by the media, and their every move was written about by just about every media outlet — after all, this was Woods’ first serious relationship since his divorce.
Woods and Vonn’s relationship appeared serious. In fact, Vonn had met Woods’ kids and seemed to be taking on the role as “step mother” with ease.
In 2015, however, things started to fall apart. While there have been rumors that Woods cheated on Vonn, she blamed their hectic work schedules for their split.
In an interview with CNN just months after the split, Vonn spoke highly of Woods and admitted that she still loved him.
“I mean, I loved him and I still love him. I had an amazing three years with him. Sometimes things just don’t work out and unfortunately it didn’t work out for us. But I don’t have any regrets and I think we’re both in a pretty good place,” Vonn told the outlet.
- He Was Married to Elin Nordegren & They Have 2 Children Together
Woods was married to his now-ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, for six years. Nordegren, 38, was born in Stockholm, Sweden. She met Woods while she was working as a nanny for pro golfer, Jesper Parnevik, moving to the United States in 2001. Shortly after her move, Parnevik introduced Nordegren to Woods. They started dating the following year.
In 2004, the two tied the knot, exchanging vows at the Sandy Lane Resort in Barbados. Wedding guests included Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, and Bill Gates, to name a few. According to CNN, the wedding cost a whopping $1.5 million.
“The couple exchanged rings under an arch of flowers framed by the blue Caribbean and a spectacular sunset. The guests then took their seats in a huge marquee, built on the hotel’s golf course, to dine on flying fish, macaroni pie, shrimp cocktail followed by the finest champagne.”
The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Sam Alexis Woods, on June 18, 2007. Their son, Charlie Axel, was born two years later on February 8, 2009.
On Thanksgiving of that year, Nordegren chased Woods out of their home with a golf club, the story landing on the front page of several publications. It was later revealed that Nordegren found out that Woods had been unfaithful to her, causing her to flip out.
According to Page Six, Woods tried to talk to his wife about a story that was about to be published by the National Enquirer before things went south. Despite thinking that he’d done the right thing by denying the story, Nordegren wasn’t satisfied. She decided to do her own bit of detective work, grabbing her then-husband’s cell phone and going through his messages. What she found was evidence to the contrary, proving that Woods had been cheating on her with more than one woman.
What happened next could have been straight out of a movie.
“Woods tore out of the house barefoot, Elin in hot pursuit, their shouts waking the neighbors. ‘You’ve ruined our Thanksgiving!’ Woods yelled, still running. ‘Are you happy now?’”
“He hopped into his 2009 Escalade; she dashed to a golf cart. It was 2:25 a.m. Woods pulled out of the driveway at 30 mph, crushed some hedges, careened into a curb, then hit a fire hydrant before smashing into a tree. He wound up in the street, unconscious, bloody and snoring. A neighboring couple ran over, and there was Nordegren, with the golf club, the Escalade’s two back windows smashed out.”
“‘Help us,’ she said.”
Needless to say, Nordegren and Woods divorced. She was reportedly given $100 million in the divorce settlement.
These days, Nordegren lives a quiet life out of the spotlight and remains focused on raising her two children. She lives in a 21,000-sq.-ft. North Palm Beach mansion, not too far from Woods.
“I have moved on and I am in a good place. My relationship with Tiger is centered around our children and we are doing really good – we really are – and I am so happy that is the case. He is a great father,” she told People Magazine in 2014.
Although she never remarried, she dated billionaire Christopher Cline for a few years. The current status of their relationship is unknown, however.
- He Had an Affair Rachel Uchitel
Rachel Uchitel’s name was in the papers back in 2001, when her then-fiance, James Andrew O’Grady, was killed in the 9/11 attacks. She has worked as a hostess, nightclub manager, and a television personality over the years, and has even appeared on Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew in 2010.
When the news of Woods’ affairs first broke, Uchitel did her best to deny having any kind of relationship with the golf pro. In a 2009 interview with Page Six, she denied having an affair with Woods, saying that the stories were made up and that people were paid by the National Enquirer and Star Magazine to spew these lies.
However, Nordegren found text messages between Uchitel and Woods, and her cover was completely blown. It didn’t take long for other women’s names to surface, which gave Uchitel a little room to breathe. Although she is and always will be known as the first woman that was named in Woods’ scandal, she wasn’t the only woman — not even close. Woods was also linked to Jaimee Grubbs and Kalika Moquin, to name a couple.
Uchitel has also had an affair with David Boreanaz and, rumor has it, with Jeremy London as well. London denied having a relationship with Uchitel, telling Radar Online that the two were just friends.
“I’m very protective of Rachel because of our friendship. She’s been wrongfully persecuted by the media and because of what the media has done to me after I was nearly murdered, I relate to her,” he told the outlet in 2010.
In 2011, Uchitel married insurance underwriter Matt Hahn. The two welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Wyatt, in May 2012. The two split the following year and their divorce was finalized in 2014.
- He Was Exposed as a Serial Cheater & Went to Rehab for Sex Addiction
In December 2009, several more details about Woods’ secret life had been exposed. In just two weeks time, there were 14 women that were on Woods’ mistress list.
His career was in limbo as he was losing endorsements left and right. He was dropped by Nike and Gillette, for example, and he became one of the most controversial celebrities in the world.
Woods decided that he needed to take a step back. He announced that he was going to put his career on the back burner and take a break from golf. A few weeks later, he checked into a rehab facility, seeking treatment for sex addiction.
“I want to say to each of you simply and directly I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior I engaged in. The issue involved here was my repeated irresponsible behavior. I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What I did is not acceptable, and I am the only person to blame. I do plan to return to golf one day, I just don’t know what day that will be. I don’t rule out that it will be this year,” he said in a statement at the time.
In 2017, Woods checked into rehab for help with an addiction to pills.
Venus Williams gifts her mother house worth $310,000
Venus is cutting ties with Jupiter — TMZ has learned tennis star Venus Williams is giving away her fancy Jupiter, Florida home FOR FREE … to her mother.
According to official records, Venus deeded her mother, Oracene the 2,804 sq. ft. house in September. The only money exchanged — $10. Clearly, the house is a gift, and the nominal fee just keeps it legal.
Venus originally purchased the 4-bedroom, 3-bath home for $310,000 back in 2000 … which has to be the greatest year of her career: she won the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, and an Olympic gold medal.
Total prize money for Wimbledon and the Open that year was more than $1.5 million … so the house purchase would have been a breeze for Venus.
‘I think Roger Federer certainly transformed tennis’, says former star
Novak Djokovic’s recent triumph at Roland Garros helped fuel the debate over the best ever again. The number 1 in the world, who reassembled Stefanos Tsitsipas in the last act, has therefore put his 19th Grand Slam title on the bulletin board, reaching only one length behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
As the youngest of the Big 3s, the 34-year-old from Belgrade has a great chance to end his career with the most majors. The Serbian veteran has made no secret that he would like to host the ‘Calendar Grand Slam’ this year, as he will be the main favorite at both Wimbledon and the US Open.
His ride to the sixth seal at the Championships started well, despite having conceded a set to local favorite Jack Draper in the opening round. With Nadal in the pits to recharge his batteries and Federer close to saying goodbye, one wonders who can stop his domination.
In the course of an interview with the Herald, former Australian champion Pat Cash expressed his opinion on the issue of the greatest ever.
Pat Cash on the GOAT debate
“Head-to-heads are significant. If you want to throw in who the greatest player of all time is, you have to have a winning head to head record against your other peers,” Pat Cash said.
“Overall, (as) a player who can do everything, Roger Federer has to be up there. Rafael Nadal, of course, was a very good volleyer and was able to use that,” Cash said. “Not in the later years because his tactics were never going to trouble Federer.
But Novak Djokovic’s returning, serving and ground strokes on slower grass courts that we have these days, to me, it feels like a bit of a pity that the courts have slowed down so much. Or the balls have slowed down, I should say.”
Cash then proceeded to lavish praise on 20-time Major winner Roger Federer, crediting the Swiss for transforming the sport through his versatile style of play. “I think he certainly transformed tennis. He brought it to another level in the modern era.
He showed players could play at the back of the court and be equally as good at the net and around the net,” Cash said. “His movement was phenomenal and I think he certainly brought an element of style and flashiness and the shots he could produce – it’s the best of what we seen from the Bjorg and Connors at the baseline and McEnroe, Edberg, Sampras, those types of volleys.”
“Very Nervous”: Emma Raducanu Reveals Excitement Playing With Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu has been in the limelight ever since her inspiring three-week run in New York that ended with a dominant victory over Leylah Fernandez in the finals.
Right from former players to coaches, everyone has been praising the youngster for not succumbing to the occasion and remained focused on her game in the championship match. Now, all eyes are on Raducanu’s next tournament.
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With Indian Wells likely to be the option, the current world no.22 will have to play the qualifiers in order to make it to the main draw. The reason being, Indian Wells calculates the ranking points acquired before the US Open.
Emma Raducanu plays tennis alongside the Duchess of Cambridge
However, the tournament organizers are most likely to give a wild-card for the Brit. While Raducanu remained tight-lipped on the next event she wants to play, the youngster was asked to participate in an event hosted by the LTA Youth Program.
The program took place at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, Raducanu had the privilege of meeting the Duchess of Cambridge for the first time. Not just that, the rising star got to play doubles alongside the Duchess.
“Perfect day for some tennis & what an honour, loved being part of the #LTAyouth fun”, Raducanu tweeted post the event.
Raducanu also mentioned that she felt more nerves playing alongside Kate Middleton than being at the US Open final.
“I was actually very nervous playing the duchess — I was like, ‘Don’t miss, don’t miss.’”, Raducanu said.
Kate Middleton has been playing tennis with US open Champion Emma Raducanu at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.https://t.co/0jcMC1yir9 pic.twitter.com/yUh1npqu49
— Sky News (@SkyNews) September 24, 2021
It’s a known fact that the Duchess of Cambridge has been a huge tennis fan and continues to be one. Every year at Wimbledon, she hands out the trophies during the ceremony as she is a patron of the Lawn Tennis Association(LTA).
Kate’s love for tennis goes way back to her school when she was a sportswoman. After Raducanu’s impressive win at the US Open, the Duchess tweeted saying that the whole nation was proud of the teenager’s achievement.
Coming to Raducanu, she announced today about her split with current coach, Andrew Richardson. With a huge leap in the ranking points, the Brit found the need to have the guidance of someone who has coaching experience on the WTA tour.