Tiger Woods made headlines again for all of the wrong reasons.
The 14-time major champion and winner of 79 PGA Tour titles was arrested early Monday morning for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). Woods was later released on his own recognizance nearly four hours later.
Woods attributed an “unexpected reaction” to prescription medicine for his DUI arrest in his Monday statement.
According to a police report, Woods was asleep at the wheel when officers showed up and had “extremely slow and slurred speech.” Woods blew a 0.00 in a breath test for alcohol.
Tiger Woods was found asleep at the wheel and had to be woken up, according to police; scored a .000 on two breathalyzer tests. pic.twitter.com/wW1LnUWXy5
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) May 30, 2017
“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 realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly. … “I would like to apologize 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.”
After becoming one of the most iconic golfers in the history of the sport, Woods hasn’t been the same since his marriage breakdown in 2009. The former phenom has yet to win a tournament since it all unfolded and is coming off his fourth back surgery.
Here’s how social media reacted to the news:
SPOTTED: Tiger woods on his way to the next hole pic.twitter.com/twxX4qigpi
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) May 29, 2017
Tiger Woods out here looking like Grandpa from 3 Ninjas ? pic.twitter.com/UCOOnvWRow
— Legends (@LegendsofCH) May 29, 2017
Breaking: Video of Tiger Woods surfaces of him driving on a Jupiter golf course yesterday afternoon pic.twitter.com/hN8PDUIAk5
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) May 29, 2017
Never seen a dude fall harder than Tiger Woods. He still my favorite golfer of all time but that man needs so much prayer it's crazy.
— Brandon K.J. McElvy (@KingMcElvy) May 30, 2017
Thanksgiving 2009: Tiger Woods crashes car
Memorial Day 2017: Tiger gets DUI
Christmas 2025: Tiger and O.J. on slow-speed Buick chase
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) May 29, 2017
EXCLUSIVE: Video of Tiger Woods driving under the influence. pic.twitter.com/iJKFBC7BqM
— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) May 29, 2017