Published: Wed, July 05, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Tiger Woods says he's completed 'private intensive program' following DUI arrest

Tiger Woods says he's completed 'private intensive program' following DUI arrest

The golf ace was taken into custody by police in Jupiter, Florida during the early hours of America's Memorial Day holiday for driving under the influence. He blew a.000 on the breathalyzer and attributed the arrest to a bad reaction to medication.

Woods is due to appear in court in Palm Beach County on August 9 to answer the DUI charge, unless a deal is struck beforehand.

Hopefully Tiger can continue to have success battling his issues moving forward.

"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", he wrote.

"I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions", he said.

"I want to thank everyone for the incredible outpouring of support and understand, especially the fans and players on tour". Two breath tests recorded a 0.000 percent reading.

Taking to Twitter Monday evening, the 41-year-old posted a statement saying that he will continue his recovery with the help of doctors and those closest to him.

He later insisted that this was not an alcohol-related incident, and it was in fact down to some mismanagement of his pain medication for his back and legs, and drugs to help his sleep disorder.

A cop is heard telling him: "You know the reason I'm out with you right now?"

The American golfer dropped to 876th in the world rankings and has not won a tournament since 2013.

"I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again", Woods added.

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