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Tiger Woods Arrested For DUI


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Authorities arrested golfer Tiger Woods on Monday for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

Woods's arrest happened at 3 a.m. in his town of residence Jupiter, Florida. He was released later that morning, NBC's West Palm Beach affiliate WPTV and USA Today reported.

The top golfer won 79 PGA Tour titles but took a break from playing after struggling with his back. He withdrew from his last competition at the Dubai Desert Classic in February.

Woods released a statement last week, explaining both his physical state and his intention to once again play golf:

I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again. Presently, I’m not looking ahead. I can’t twist for another two-and-a-half to three months. Right now, my sole focus is rehab and doing what the doctors tell me. I am concentrating on short-term goals.”

Woods had his fourth back surgery in April and said his prognosis was “positive”:

As for returning to competitive golf, the long-term prognosis is positive. My surgeon and physiotherapist say the operation was successful. It’s just a matter of not screwing up