Published: Tue, May 30, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

Tiger Woods addresses DUI arrest: 'Alcohol was not involved'


Jupiter Police spokeswoman Kristin Rightler said an arrest report may be available Tuesday.

On Monday afternoon, Woods issued a statement claiming that, "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications", not alcohol, was to blame for his DUI charge.

Woods, who is now sidelined from competition after having his fourth back surgery in April, said in a statement he took full responsibility for his actions and apologised to his family, friends and fans. What happened what an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications...

Woods apologized to his family, friends and fans and said, "I expect more from myself, too".

When asked by the Post if Woods ever had substance abuse problems when the two were involved, she said, "No, never".

"The surgery went well, and I'm optimistic this will relieve my back spasms and pain", Woods said on his site.

Eldrick Woods, 41, was booked around 7 a.m. into the Palm Beach County Jail and left on his own recognizance at around 11 a.m., jail records show.

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DATE IMPORTED:May 29, 2017Tiger Eldrick Woods appears in a booking photo released by Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in Palm Beach, Florida, May 29, 2017. "There's a long way to go, but as I said, words can not convey how good it feels to be pain-free".

"I haven't felt this good in years" Woods shared in his blog post informing his fan about the instant nerve relief and his focus on the road to recovery and rehab. PGA Tour spokesman Ty Votaw said the tour would have no comment.

Police stated that Woods was cooperative and did not resist the arrest, as he even thanked the officer that took custody of him for being professional and respectful.

The golfer had back surgery in April, the fourth such surgery since the spring of 2014. "There's a long way to go, but as I said, words cannot convey how good it feels to be pain-free".

The former world No 1 has struggled to find form in recent years.

The 14-time major champion's personal life came under scrutiny in 2009 when he was charged with careless driving outside his Florida home.

August 2010: After the truth about numerous mistresses of Woods' came out in public, Elin Nordegren, his then-wife, divorced him after nearly seven years of marriage. "There's no hurry", Woods wrote last week.

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