Tiger Woods’ romantic life with ex-girlfriends and mistresses explained

The world has rallied around Tiger Woods following his severe car accident on Wednesday.In response to the terrifying incident, the golfer’s ex-partners, including Lindsey Vonn and Rachel Uchitel, have offered their support.
Woods’ girlfriend Erica Herman was spotted paying the golf legend a visit at the hospital on Thursday (AEDT) as he recovers from emergency surgery on his legs following a shocking car crash.
The 45-year-old underwent surgery for serious leg injuries, including “comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones” of his right leg, as screws and pins were inserted into his foot and ankle after his car rolled off a highway in Los Angeles.
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Woods and Herman became official as a couple in 2017. She supported him in court when he was pinged for driving under the influence that year and was by his side when he recorded an incredible win at the 2019 Masters — his first major title in 11 years.
While Woods has been spotted in public appearing to be truly happy in his romantic life, it has not always been so.
You can read the full list of Woods’ relationship history below.
Woods married Elin Nordegren in 2004. The pair have two children together, daughter Sam and son Charlie. Their union crumbled as a result of Woods’ infidelity in late 2009, and their divorce was finalised a year later.
Rachel Uchitel was at the center of Woods’ cheating scandal in 2009, and, more recently, spoke about the affair in the 2021 HBO documentary, “Tiger.”
“I really took the opportunity to be able to clear up any misconceptions that people had about … who I am and the situation because people use me as sort of a brand for … the other woman,” Uchitel said.
Jamie Jungers also claimed she and Woods had an affair. In late 2009, Jungers spoke about the alleged tryst in an interview with the “Today” show, stating they met in 2005 at a nightclub in Las Vegas.
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“I didn’t even get a birthday card,” Jungers said during the interview. “I got nothing out of this relationship but a broken heart.”
Cori Rist, a former lingerie model, claimed she met Woods in 2006 at a nightclub. The two were involved for about six months.
A cocktail waitress, Jaimee Grubs claimed she had an affair with Woods that lasted for over two years.
Following Woods’ cheating scandal, the golfer found love again with Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn. The couple, who confirmed their relationship in 2013, dated for nearly three years.
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“I will always cherish the memories that we’ve created together. Unfortunately, we both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart,” Vonn posted to social media in May 2015.
Woods dated Kristin Smith from 2015 to 2017. In April 2018, it was reported Smith was in arbitration with Woods over a non-disclosure agreement, according to TMZ.
Smith is said to have ended the relationship after suspecting Woods had been unfaithful.
First linked in 2017, Woods has been dating Erica Herman for over three years. She has joined Woods at golf tournaments, including the 2018 Tour Championship, where he sealed the victory with a kiss from Herman.
In December 2020, Herman joined Nordegren to watch Woods and his young son participate in the PNC Championship.
— with AFP