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

When Tiger Woods won the 2018 Tour Championship in September -- 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.

Herman was also on hand, along with Woods' children Charlie Axel, 10, and Sam Alexis, 11, at Augusta National on Sunday, when Woods won his first Masters title in over 11 years.

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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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