How Erica Herman managed to tame Tiger Woods


This week, Tiger Woods — hot off his win at the Masters in April — will hit the links again for the PGA championship at Bethpage Black Course on Long Island.

And while all eyes will be on him, they’ll also be watching his girlfriend, Erica Herman, the woman who might have finally set the golf great on the right course.

Woods, 43, has been dating Herman, 35, since 2017. But their relationship took a stratospheric leap at the Masters. That’s when some 10.8 million captivated TV viewers watched as the once-disgraced sports legend passionately embraced and kissed Herman following his first major tournament win in more than a decade.

In fact, sources credit Herman with Woods’ momentous comeback.

“She’s been 100 percent supportive, when he was down with his health and all that stuff,” said professional golfer and Woods friend Arjun Atwal.

According to Atwal, Herman was Woods’ “main support system” after Tiger’s fourth back surgery — a spinal fusion to alleviate pain in his back and leg — in April 2017.

“It’s not like he has a bunch of people around,” Atwal said. “She was right there for him.”

Herman and Woods met when she was an undergrad at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where she studied political science and hoped to become a lawyer.

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