Tiger Woods Arrested On Suspected DUI, Mug Shot Released
Golfer Tiger Woods, 41, was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Jupiter, Florida, early Monday morning.
Tiger Woods Mug Shot Released
Woods was booked in the Palm Beach County Jail at 7:18 a.m. and released on his own recognizance at 10:50 a.m. with no bond. The golfer is a Jupiter Island resident and has been at home recovering from the fourth back surgery of his career for the past several months.
It is unknown at this time what substance Woods was under the influence of when he was arrested.
Woods last played golf professionally at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February. He withdrew from the tournament after experiencing back spasms.
Scandal and injury have marred Wood’s otherwise strong career over the past decade – he has won 14 major tournaments, second only to Arnold Palmer.
In 2009, Woods crashed his car outside of his Florida home. Over the next several days, multiple women reported that they had affairs with Woods, who was married to Elin Nordegren at the time – the couple divorced in 2010. As a result of the scandal, Woods lost many of his most lucrative sponsorships and took a few months off from the sport.
After returning to golf, Woods quickly suffered two leg injuries and was plagued by constant back injuries. His last major win was in 2008.
In a blog post published on May 24, Woods discussed his recovery from the fusion surgery on his back. “It has been just over a month since I underwent fusion surgery on my back, and it is hard to express how much better I feel,” the post read. “It was instant nerve relief. I haven’t felt this good in years.”
Later in the post, Woods made it clear he plans to eventually return to golf, writing, “I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again.”