Tiger Woods was arrested yesterday (Monday, 29th May) when he was believed to be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI).
Palm Beach County reported that the former world number 1 golfer an unlawful blood alcohol level in him. A mugshot of him looking bleary-eyed and unshaven made its way online shortly after.
Earlier today (Tuesday, 30th May), the 14-time major champion released a statement to address the incident that took place. “I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions. I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realise the mix of medications had affected me so strongly,” said Woods.
The 41-year-old American continued, “I would like to apologise with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again.”
The golfing legend also send his regards to the officers after he was released from custody, saying, “I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office for their professionalism.”
Woods recently had his 4th back surgery in April. We hope he’ll get well soon ;)