Tiger Woods Arrested On DUI Charge, Social Media Reacts

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.

“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:

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