Who is Tiger Woods' girlfriend Erica Herman? What we know about their romance

When Tiger Woods won the 2018 Tour Championship on Sunday -- his first title in five years -- the 42-year-old golfer received heaps of praise and congratulations from those at the Atlanta tournament, but no congratulatory move was more buzzworthy than the smooch that he got from his girlfriend in front of the cameras.

As the couple hugged and kissed, Woods was heard saying "love you" to the brunette beauty, who he's been dating for over a year. It's his most high-profile relationship since he dated Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, from whom he split in 2015.

After celebrating his big win in Atlanta, the couple jetted off to Paris, where they were photographed getting off a plane at Charles de Gaulle airport wearing matching pantsuits ahead of the Ryder Cup, which Woods will play in starting on Friday.

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ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods, winner of the TOUR Championship with his girlfriend, Erica Herman after the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods and his girlfriend Erica Herman celebrate after the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods and his girlfriend Erica Herman celebrate after the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods and his girlfriend Erica Herman celebrate after the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
POTOMAC, MD - JULY 01: Tiger Woods looks on with Erica Herman on the 18th green during the final round of the Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac on July 1, 2018 in Potomac, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
December 3, 2017; New Providence, The Bahamas; Sam Woods (daughter of Tiger Woods, far left), Charlie Woods (Woods' son, second from left), Erica Herman (third from left), and professional tennis player Rafael Nadal (second from right) stand on the third hole during the final round of the Hero World Challenge golf tournament at Albany. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
December 2, 2017; New Providence, The Bahamas; Erica Herman (left), Sam Woods (daughter of Tiger Woods, center), and Charlie Woods (Woods' son, right) walk on the first hole during the third round of the Hero World Challenge golf tournament at Albany. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
December 2, 2017; New Providence, The Bahamas; Sam Woods (daughter of Tiger Woods, fourth from right) and Charlie Woods (Woods' son, third from right), Erica Herman (far right) watch Tiger Woods (far left) on the third hole during the third round of the Hero World Challenge golf tournament at Albany. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
JERSEY CITY, NJ - OCTOBER 01: (L-R) Erica Herman, Captain's Assistant Tiger Woods and Notah Begay watch Daniel Berger of the U.S. Team putt on the 15th hole green during Sunday Singles matches at the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on October 1, 2017, in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - OCTOBER 01: Tiger Woods one of the United States team assistant captain's on the first hole with Erica Herman during the final day singles matches matches in the 2017 Presidents Cup at the Liberty National Golf Club on October 1, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - OCTOBER 01: Tiger Woods with girlfriend Erica Herman after the Presidents Cup on October 1, 2017, at Liberty National Golf Clubin Jersey City NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - OCTOBER 01: Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team and Erica Herman look on during Sunday singles matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on October 1, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - OCTOBER 01: Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team and Erica Herman walk on the first hole during Sunday singles matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on October 1, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 30: Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team and Erica Herman look on during Saturday four-ball matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 30, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 30: Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team and Erica Herman look on during Saturday four-ball matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 30, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 30: Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team and Erica Herman look on during Saturday four-ball matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 30, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 30: Erica Herman walks during Saturday foursome matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 30, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 29: Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team and Erica Herman look on during Friday four-ball matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 29, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 29: Tiger Woods (R), Captains Assistant of the U.S. Team, and girlfriend Erica Herman (C) sit together during the second round of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 29, 2017, in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Scott Halleran/PGA TOUR)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 29: Daniel Berger of the U.S. Team, Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team and Erica Herman walk during Friday four-ball matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 29, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 29: Tiger Woods (L), Captains Assistant of the U.S. Team, and girlfriend Erica Herman (R) talk together during the second round of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 29, 2017, in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Scott Halleran/PGA TOUR)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 28: Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team walks with Erica Herman during Thursday foursome matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 28, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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TMZ reported earlier this year that the couple seemingly met at Woods' restaurant The Woods in Jupiter, Florida, where Herman used to work as the general manager. She was also involved in the pop-up version of the restaurant that Woods opened at The Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles back in February.

They were first photographed together at the Presidents Cup in New Jersey back in September of 2017, where Herman sported a "Player Spouse" credential, and they have since been seen on several public date nights together, including an October 2017 outing to the World Series, after which a source told People that "they're having fun" but that he wasn't "looking for anything serious" at the time.

Months later, though, it appeared as though things had escalated between the pair, after a source told People that Tiger was "happier than he's been in years."

"No one has signed any paperwork," another source said of the couple. "It's not like they're pledging their lives to each other. But she's really nice and Tiger likes her. Tiger doesn't like to be alone, but he doesn't like to settle. Not anymore. So when he's with someone, he really needs to be into her."

Though the pair is clearly happy with one another, a scathing October 2017 report by Radar Online seems to indicate that Herman has a "troubled past" and a "big partier," which should raise eyebrows considering Woods' own history with alcohol abuse.

"Erica's been chasing Tiger around like a puppy for close to ten years," a source told the outlet. "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."

Woods shares daughter Sam, 10, and son, Charlie, 8, with ex-wife Elin Nordegren.

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10 Apr 2002: Tiger Woods of the USA enjoys the accasion with his girlfriend Elin Nordegren at the Golf Writers Association of America Awards Dinner where he collected the PGA Tour player of the year award at the Radisson Hotel, Augusta, Georgia. DIGITALIMAGE. EDITORIAL USE ONLY Mandatory Credit: David Cannon/Getty Images
SUTTON COLDFIELD - SEPTEMBER 26: Tiger Woods of the USA with his girlfriend Elin Nordegren during the opening ceremony for the 34th Ryder Cup at the De Vere Belfry in Sutton Coldfield, England on September 26, 2002. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
SUTTON COLDFIELD - SEPTEMBER 26: Golfer Tiger Woods poses with girlfriend Elin Nordegren during the opening Ceremony for the 34th Ryder Cup on September 26, 2002 in Sutton Coldfield, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 18: Golfer Tiger Woods and girlfriend Elin Nordegren attend the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets on February 18, 2003 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Caifornia. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren (Photo by Kevin Reece/WireImage)
(TABLOIDS OUT) Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LONDON - NOVEMBER 28: (FILE PHOTO) Tiger Woods of the USA with his girlfriend Elin Nordegren on the 17th green after his defeat during the afternoon foursome matches on the first day of the 34th Ryder Cup at the De Vere Belfry in this September 27, 2002 file photo in Sutton Coldfield, England. A Swedish newspaper reported on November 28, 2003 that world number one golfer Woods is to marry his Swedish girlfriend Elin, a 23-year-old former model. (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)
DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 15: USA team member Tiger Woods with his fiance Elin Nordegren arriving at the 35th Ryder Cup Matches Gala Dinner at the Fox Theater on September 15, 2004 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
(FILES) This 16 September, 2004 file image shows US golfer Tiger Woods (L) and fiancee Elin Nordegren (R) leaving the opening ceremonies of the Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Michigan. The golf superstar is set to wed his Swedish fiancee in an exclusive resort in Barbados, news reports said 04 October, 2004. The New York Post, citing unidentified sources, said the couple planned to tie the knot 05 October at the Sandy Lane luxury resort on the Caribbean island. Woods, 28, and long-time girlfriend Elin Nordegren, 24, became engaged in December last year. News of the impending wedding was broken last week by the Barbados Daily Nation newspaper, which said Monday that it had been inundated with calls from foreign newspapers and magazines. AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
(TABLOIDS OUT) Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage for PGA TOUR)
Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods, Kultida Woods and Bill Clinton (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage for PGA TOUR)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) (TABLOIDS OUT) Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren, Jimmy Jam and Lisa Harris (Photo by Lester Cohen Archive/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods talk during the men's final between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Andy Roddick in the U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on September 10, 2006 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
Golfer Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren watch play during Game 4 of the NBA final between the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers June 11, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. AFP PHOTO/Stan Honda (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 21: (TABLOIDS OUT)(L-R) Tiger Woods, Sam Alexis, Kultida Woods and Elin Nordegren at the dedication of the statue honoring his father Earl Woods at the Tiger Woods Learning Center on January 21, 2008 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Honorary Standford Cardinal captain Tiger Woods holds his daugher, Sam, and stands next to his wife, Elin Nordegren, on the sidelines before the Cardinal game against the California Bears at Stanford Stadium on November 21, 2009 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
(FILES) US team member Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren (R) wait for the rest of the team to finish play after Woods sunk his putt on the 13th green to win his match and clinch the cup win for the US in the Presidents Cup golf competition on October 11, 2009 at Harding Park Golf course in San Francisco. Woods was taken to hospital after being 'serious injured' in a car accident in Florida, US media reported on November 27, 2009. Media reports, citing the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), said Woods crashed into a fire hydrant and then drove into a tree after leaving his property in the Isleworth community in Windermere, a suburb of Orlando. He was transported to a local hospital in Ocoee in 'serious condition,' the FHP was quoted as saying. FILES/AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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