A smiling Tiger Woods shared a laugh with pal Rory McIlroy ahead of the 2023 Masters on Monday, weeks after news of his split with longtime girlfriend Erica Herman emerged.
Woods, 47, was spotted on the green at Augusta National with McIlroy, 33, where they took a practice round in front of a capacity crowd ahead of the opening round of the Masters on Thursday.
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods smile during their practice round ahead of the Masters at Augusta National on April 3, 2023.AP
Woods was seen posing in front of a crowd ahead of the 2023 Masters.AP
Woods – who made a triumphant return to golf at last year’s Masters after a horrific car accident in February 2021 – smiled as he chatted with McIlroy on the course.
The 15-time major champion has won five Masters tournaments, most recently in 2019, with daughter Sam, 15, son Charlie, 14, and Herman, 39.
McIlroy talks with Woods as they walk the 11th fairway at Augusta National on April 3, 2023.AP
Old friends shared laughs on the course.Getty Images
Woods was first linked to Herman in 2017, and the pair were spotted at the US Open last summer.
Last month, however, it was reported that Herman was taking Woods to court in an attempt to void the nondisclosure agreement the golfer allegedly signed early in their relationship.
Woods dated his ex-girlfriend Erica Herman for six years.PGA TOUR
Herman says NDAs should not be imposed in light of the Speak Out Act, which allows such agreements to be voided if there is evidence of sexual assault or harassment.
Woods said Herman is an “ex-girlfriend” in response to her filing, according to documents obtained by The Post, which say she had no prior allegations of misconduct.
In August 2022, at the US Open tennis tournament, Herman and Woods were last photographed together.Getty Images
Herman filed a $30 million lawsuit against Woods’ trust in October, alleging the golf legend and his agents illegally locked him out of the Florida home they shared.
They had a relationship of almost six years.