Sports

Tiger Woods Gets a Kiss From Girlfriend Erica Herman As He Wins First Golf Tournament in Five Years

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates making a par on the 18th green to win the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

Champs are grinners. Tiger Woods raised his arms in festivity as he won his first golf competition in five years on Sunday, September 23, and scored a kiss from his girlfriend, Erica Herman.

Tiger Woods of the United States praises making a standard on the eighteenth green to win the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

The champ, 42, set first at the 2018 Tour Championship in Atlanta — his 80th PGA title — subsequent to driving the field all end of the week. It was his first win since 2013 and after a few back medical procedures, and the minute wasn’t lost on him, or the group, which cheered in energy and boisterously droned his name.

“I experienced serious difficulties not crying coming up on that last opening,” he told the Golf Channel.

Tiger Woods and girlfriend Erica Herman
Tiger Woods and his girlfriend Erica Herman celebrate after the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Afterward, as he was given the Calamity Jane trophy, Woods admitted he had teared up as he arranged his last shot and stated, “I can’t trust I’ve pulled this off.”

Another passionate minute came after he played his triumphant shot and he made a beeline for the clubhouse. He was welcomed by his sweetheart, who folded her arms over him for a long embrace taken after by a kiss. He could be heard saying thanks to Herman and saying “love you” before their liplock.

USA Today reports that Herman is the general supervisor of Woods’ eatery in Jupiter, Florida, and the combine have been dating since October. They were beforehand spotted sharing a kiss as he went to turn in his scorecard after a PGA Championship competition in August.

She was additionally observed watching Wood play nearby his children, Sam and Charlie, with ex-wife Elin Nordegren in July. Woods and Nordegren split in 2009 after reports developed that he had been having illicit relationships with a few ladies. He therefore looked for treatment for sex compulsion.