Erica Herman: Is Tiger Woods' Girlfriend Responsible For His Comeback?!

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Even if you're only a casual sports fan, by now you've almost certainly heard about the year's greatest comeback story.

We're talking, of course, about Tiger Woods' victory at the Masters, which followed a decade of personal and professional setbacks.

Woods battled back from severe medical issues and a series of scandals that briefly made him a tabloid staple.

Insiders say no one has been more instrumental to the golf legend's resurgence than girlfriend Erica Herman, who's mostly remained out of the spotlight over the course of her two-year relationship with Woods.

Now, for the first time, we're beginning to get a clear picture of who Herman is and how she helped Tiger get back to the top.

Take a look:

1. Tigerica

Tigerica
Woods, 43, and Herman, 35, have been dating since 2017. But it wasn't until his recent victory at the Masters that the public began to take an interest in their relationship.

2. Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle
With Woods set to hit the links again this week as he plays for the PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black Course in Long Island, there's been a renewed focus on the golf legend's formerly low-key relationship.

3. Fully Supportive

Fully Supportive
“She’s been 100 percent supportive, when he was down with his health and all that stuff,” Woods' longtime friend Arjun Atwal tells Page Six.

4. Lone Tiger

Lone Tiger
Atwal notes that Woods did not have a particularly large support system these past two years.

5. Team of Two

Team of Two
In fact, he says, there were times when Woods seemed to rely exclusively on Herman.

6. Strength In (Small) Numbers

Strength In (Small) Numbers
“It’s not like he has a bunch of people around,” Atwal said. “She was right there for him.”

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