Tiger Woods, arrested on suspicion of DUI, blames prescriptions – CNN

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A Look at Tiger Woods’ Career and Upcoming Court Apperance

Tiger Woods is scheduled to appear in court July 5th after being arrested by Florida police for suspicion of driving under the influence. The 14-time major championship winner has recently undergone multiple back surgeries and had not been seen competitively on the golf course since February. In his statement, Woods stated that alcohol was not involved in his arrest and the cause of detention was due to an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.

From Highs to Lows

The 41-year-old golfer has won 14 major tournaments, putting him second only to Jack Nicklaus and recently expressed a desire to continue to play competitive golf despite his current history of injuries. Woods’ most recent operation yielded “instant nerve relief” and he is currently rehabbing from his fourth back surgery since 2014. Despite his most recent success, Woods has not won a major tournament since 2008.

Woods’s Admission of Fault and Apology

In his statement, Woods admitted to his misstep and apologized to family, friends, and fans saying that he would do everything in his power to ensure the mistake is not repeated. His most recent statement is not dissimilar to his 2009 statement of contrition after months of scrutiny and fallout in regards to extramarital affairs. Woods publicly apologized and took a break from the game while acknowledging that he had let down his family and fans.

Going Forward

With Woods set to make his first court appearence in July, it remains unclear how this trial will proceed and the long-term effects it could have on his golf career. In his blog post last Wednesday, Woods wrote that he was feeling better than he had in years and that his long-term prognosis of a return to golf was strong. He went on to say that he was concentrating on short-term goals and his sole focus was currently on rehabbing and following his doctors’ orders.

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