Tiger Woods' GF Erica Herman Visits Him In The Hospital

Tiger Woods' girlfriend Erica Herman visited him in the hospital following his scary car accident on Feb. 23, 2021. Woods was taken by ambulance to Harbor-UCLA hospital in West Carson, Calif., after he was involved in a rollover accident while driving alone. People reported that the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department confirmed his vehicle sustained "major damage" and Woods had to be removed from it by firefighters. He suffered multiple leg, ankle, and foot injuries, and had to undergo emergency surgery.

Anish Mahajan, chief medical officer and interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA hospital, confirmed in a statement shared to Woods' Twitter account on the evening of the accident that the professional golfer had a rod inserted into his tibia, as well as screws and pins put into his ankle and foot. Mahajan added that Woods also sustained "trauma to the muscle and soft-tissue of the leg."

But it seems like Woods is getting plenty of support from his nearest and dearest as he recovers. Keep scrolling for all the details on Herman's visit to the hospital.

Erica Herman headed to the hospital with Tiger Woods' caddie

Erica Herman was spotted by paparazzi outside Harbor-UCLA Medical Center on Feb. 24, 2021, one day after Tiger Woods' accident, as she paid him a visit with a man thought to be Woods' caddie, Joe LaCava. In photos obtained by TMZ, Herman and LaCava could be seen making their way inside the medical center together where Woods is still recovering.

Herman kept things casual in blue jeans, a white tank top, an unzipped blue and purple tie-dye jacket, and flat boots with fluffy insides. She had her long, brunette hair down and sported a large backpack on her back. LaCava also wore blue jeans, which he paired with a long-sleeved gray top. Both put safety first amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic with masks over their mouths and noses, and they wore cards clipped to their clothing, which may have confirmed their authority to visit the sportsman.

The New York Post published video of the two arriving at the hospital in separate vehicles and reported that Herman briefly left Woods' side to run an errand. She returned shortly thereafter with a brown bag, which may have contained food for her boyfriend. Herman reportedly rushed to Woods' bedside immediately after the accident, as The Daily Mail reported on Feb. 23, 2021.

Erica Herman has been by Tiger Woods' side since 2017

It's not surprising that Erica Herman would want to be by Tiger Woods' side as he recovers from his serious injuries. The two have been together for about four years and are reported to have grown very close. According to Page Six, the couple was first spotted together at the Presidents Cup in New Jersey in 2017, where she wore a credential around her neck that described her as a "player spouse," though there's no evidence that the two are married.

Herman — who is a former restaurant manager — has been with her boyfriend at a number of big events since and was in attendance when he won the 2019 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., which marked Woods' 15th major title. She was also by Woods' side in May 2019 when he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Donald Trump. People reported in January 2021 that the couple had moved in together and now live in Woods' mansion in Jupiter, Fla.

What do Tiger Woods' kids and ex-wife think of Erica Herman?

As well as appearing at events together, Tiger Woods made his relationship with Erica Herman public on his social media prior to his car accident. On April 8, 2020, the golf superstar shared a photo on his Twitter account of himself and his girlfriend enjoying some quality time with his kids, 13-year-old daughter Sam and 12-year-old son Charlie, whom he shares with ex-wife Elin Nordegren. They ate lunch together after the 2020 Masters Tournament was canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Herman sat next to Sam, while Charlie was on Woods' other side as they all flashed big smiles.

A source told People in January 2021 that Herman gets along well with Woods' kids, alleging that they both "like her." The source also shed some light on Herman's relationship with Nordegren, claiming that they have a "friendly relationship." 

"Tiger has come a long way and Elin acknowledges that. She is happy that he is dating Erica," they claimed. The insider added that, despite a very publicly rocky past, "Elin put her own feelings aside to make sure the kids have a great relationship with their dad," and said, "they do a great job of co-parenting." It's not known if Nordegren or their children have visited Woods in the hospital just yet.