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Masters champ Tiger Woods stages romantic comeback


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As Tiger Woods prepares to take another historic step to get his sixth green jacket with a Masters victory at Augusta National Golf Course this weekend, many fans of the power swinger will be watching to see how his Longtime girlfriend, Erica Herman, will be cheering him on to victory.

Woods is set to hit the sprawling greens and fairways just 14 months after surviving a chilling car accident in February 2021 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Dr. Anish Mahajan, chief medical officer and acting CEO of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, said at the time of the car crash Woods had undergone lengthy surgery to repair “significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower limb.” .

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Athletes, politicians and sports celebrities have reacted to Woods’ injury in the immediate aftermath.

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Immediately after the accident, it was Herman who rushed to Woods to help him recover.

“Erica dropped everything to be with Tiger the moment she heard what happened,” a source told Us Weekly in March 2021. “She was by his bedside, holding his hand and telling him that everything will be fine. He’s a champion and he’s got that.”

Erica Herman at the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Course on December 14, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.
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It was at the President Cup in September 2017 that Woods, 46, and Herman, 37, went public with their relationship. The world quickly fell in love with Herman after Woods won the Masters in glorious fashion in 2019 and planted a huge kiss on Herman to cap off his fifteenth major title win.

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At the time, Woods’ friend Arjun Atwal told Page Six that Herman was “100 percent supportive, when he was in poor health and all that,” and added, “It’s not like if he had a bunch of people around. She was there for him.”

Masters champ Tiger Woods stages romantic comeback

Tiger Woods at the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Course on December 15, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.
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The couple met when Herman was studying political science as an undergraduate at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Despite Herman’s connection to Woods, some people further reported to the outlet that they were often “afraid of getting too close” to Herman after Woods opened his own restaurant in Jupiter, Florida. in 2015 and named her Director of Operations.

“She decorated during the Christmas season — and she’s Jewish. So she had the silver and gold ornaments and wrapped the presents, which everyone thought was very funny,” said Luke Copeland, who worked as an assistant. server at The Woods in 2015 and 2016, told Page Six, adding that Herman was “very direct” but nonetheless easily approachable.

Masters champ Tiger Woods stages romantic comeback

Tiger Woods with his daughter, Sam, son, Charlie and girlfriend Erica Herman after the World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 9, 2022 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
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Plus, Woods’ ex-wife Elin Nordegren is said to be fully supportive of Herman’s relationship with Woods – as are Woods’ children: daughter Sam, 14, and Charlie, who at just 12 is already a star. golf in his own respect apart from his father.

Masters champ Tiger Woods stages romantic comeback

Tiger Woods with Elin Nordegren in 2004 in Detroit, Michigan.
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“Elin has a friendly relationship with Erica,” a source told People magazine in January 2019. “Tiger has come a long way and Elin recognizes that. She’s happy he’s dating Erica.”

Masters champ Tiger Woods stages romantic comeback

Tiger Woods and Erica Herman cheer on Rafael Nadal at the 2019 US Open in New York.
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On Tuesday, Woods was asked if he thinks he can win this weekend. His simple answer: “Yes.”

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“I can hit very well. I have no qualms about what I can do physically from a golf perspective. Walking is the hardest part,” he added. “It’s not normally an easy walk to start with. Now, given the conditions my leg is in, it gets even harder. Seventy-two holes is a long road and it’s going to be a tough challenge . And a challenge that I’m up for.”

Woods played nine more holes in a practice round Wednesday in preparation for the historic feat of chasing Jack Nicklaus’ majors record. Nicklaus has 18 major titles and Woods 15.

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As of now, he is scheduled to play Thursday at 10:34 a.m. ET with Louis Oosthuizen and Joaquin Niemann.

Fox News’ Melissa Roberto and Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

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