Tiger Woods steps out with rumored new girlfriend, Erica Herman

Taryn Ryder
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment & Lifestyle

Does Tiger Woods have a new lady in his life?

Tiger Woods and Erica Herman at the Presidents Cup golf tournament in New Jersey. (Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Over the weekend, the golfer attended the Presidents Cup tournament with Erica Herman. Woods, 41, and Herman, 33, were photographed looking quite cozy walking around Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey, on multiple days of the event.

Herman was announced as the general manager of Woods’s restaurant, The Woods, earlier this year. While the pair hasn’t commented on the status of their relationship, the cuddly poses are quite telling.

In one shot, Herman wrapped herself around the pro golfer’s arm, nuzzling up to him with a big smile. In another, the couple strolled the grounds together arm in arm.

Tiger Woods and Erica Herman were openly affectionate. (Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Herman also had a “player spouse” credential that is usually reserved for wives or girlfriends. Over the course of the weekend, she certainly fit right in with that crowd. She was seen chatting with Jordan Spieth’s girlfriend, Annie Verret, and with Justine Reed, the wife of Patrick Reed. She posed for photos with a group of golf wives and girlfriends, including a group shot with former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton.

Victoria Slater, girlfriend of U.S. team member Daniel Berger, posted a photo on Instagram with Herman posing up front.

Assuming Woods and Herman are more than friends — and the evidence points to that being likely — this is the embattled golfer’s first relationship in a year. In 2016, he split with 34-year-old stylist Kristin Smith. Following his highly publicized divorce from Elin Nordegren, Woods dated Olympic skier, Lindsey Vonn. The pair parted ways in May 2015.

Over Memorial Day weekend, Woods was arrested for DUI after he was found asleep at the wheel. A toxicology report showed he had five drugs in his system, including the painkillers Vicodin and Dilaudid; Xanax, which treats anxiety; Ambien, a sedative; and THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

Woods revealed he was receiving professional help to manage his medications to treat back pain and insomnia. In July, he stated that he had completed an intensive program in relation to those issues. Last month, he pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence, but he agreed to plead guilty to reckless driving at another hearing, set for Oct. 25, as well as enter a diversion program for first-time offenders.

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