Tiger Woods , 45, is recovering from emergency surgery on his right leg after suffering a serious car accident Tuesday near Los Angeles . The golfer crashed his car into a median, crossed two lanes in the opposite direction, rolled over several times and ended up sideways near a steep road. Woods, who underwent surgery for several fractures in the lower leg and ankle, and had to insert a bar in the tibia and screws in the foot, was driving alone, not accompanied by his partner, Erica Herman, with who has shared his life for four years.
Woods and Herman were first seen together at the New Jersey Presidents Cup in September 2017. It was at that tournament, where Woods served as the assistant captain of the United States team, that Herman wore the credential reserved for the players' girlfriends and wives. Since then, the pair have been seen in other competitions, and she was by their side when Woods claimed the victory of the 2019 Augusta Masters.
Herman, 33, worked as a manager at the restaurant that the athlete opened in Florida, The Woods Jupiter, and it was because of this connection that the two met years ago. His time at the restaurant was not without controversy. The then head of the premises and the owner were accused of wrongful death in 2019 by the parents of a waiter, who allegedly abused alcohol during his working hours and ended up dying in an accident. The case against Woods and Herman was finally shelved.
Herman's presence in the golfer's life came at a very good point in his sporting career , which is why many pointed to the young woman as a positive influence on Woods' life. According to some American media, the couple lives together in the mansion that Tiger Woods owns in Florida and she has adapted very well to her life with Sam, 13, and Charlie, 11, the two children that the athlete had. with his ex-wife, the Swedish model Elin Nordegren. In addition, according to People , Herman also has a good relationship with her. “Elin has a friendly relationship with Erica. Tiger has come a long way and Elin recognizes him. He is happy that he is dating Erica ”, sources point out to the American magazine.
This is the first stable relationship of the winner of 14 Greats of golf after his courtship of almost three years with the professional skier Lindsey Vonn that ended in 2015 and following his controversial 2010 divorce from Elin Nordegren, a marriage that ended after the golfer's infidelities and sex addiction problems made headlines.
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images The last public appearance of Tiger Woods before his accident on Tuesday was this past Sunday, in a television interview on CBS during the final day of the Genesis Invitational tournament, of which he is host but that he could not contest because he had just undergone back surgery for the fifth time in his career . This new step in the operating room once again placed the sporting future of an athlete heavily punished by injuries (five back operations and five knee operations) at a crossroads and his participation in the first big of the season, the Masters, was already up in the air. of Augusta . Now, the injuries that, according to the authorities and his agent, that have forced him to undergo surgery, question not only his short-term future on a golf course, but even if he will be able to play again.
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