Golf Icon Tiger Woods Arrested For DUI

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Tiger Woods Arrested In Florida

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In Jupiter, Florida, golf icon Tiger Woods was arrested on Monday morning during the Memorial Day holiday weekend for driving under the influence. Woods lives on Jupiter Island and was taken into custody around 3 a.m.

Tiger Woods was arrested on the Military Trail just south of Indian Creek Parkway and Palm Beach County Jail reports say he was booked at 7:18 a.m. and then released from custody at 10:50 a.m.

The 14-time major champion hasn’t played professionally since he withdrew from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic last February.

Unknown Whether Drugs Were Also Involved

Tiger Woods | Photo Credit PGA Tour

CNN reports:

Woods “was booked into a local jail and released on his own recognizance with no bond a few hours later, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s online records. It’s unclear whether Woods tested positive for alcohol or drugs. It’s also unknown at this time whether Woods was the only person in the vehicle.”

“An arrest report was not immediately available on Monday. Woods has a home on Jupiter Island. CNN has reached out to Woods’ representative but has not heard back. The PGA Tour told CNN it would not comment on the arrest.”

Health Concerns Trouble The Professional Golfer

Tiger Woods | Photo Credit ABC

NPR reports:

“More recently, health concerns have kept him off the links. Just last month, Woods underwent his fourth back surgery in about as many years. “I could no longer live with the pain I had. We tried every possible non-surgical route and nothing worked. I had good days and bad days, but the pain was usually there, and I couldn’t do much,” he wrote in a blog post last week.”

“Even lying down hurt.” Still, Woods expressed optimism about the results of the surgery and his chances to get back to the game. “All I can do is take it day by day. There’s no hurry,” Woods wrote last week. “But, I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again.”

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