Tiger Woods was arrested around 3 AM Eastern time Monday morning in Jupiter, Florida on suspicion of driving under the influence. Jupiter police booked the golf legend in a local jail at 7:15 AM, and Woods was released on his own recognizance at 10:50 AM.
Tiger, now 41, hasn’t played professionally since he withdrew from a February tournament in Dubai after shooting a first-round 77. On April 19, he had his fourth back surgery since 2014 and still doesn’t have full range of motion on his swing.
Still, the 14-time major champion recently said on his website that he has no plans to retire. He’s taking rehab one step at a time.
“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.” – Tiger Woods
This is not Tiger’s first run-in with the law. In 2009, police were called after he crashed his car into a tree during a domestic dispute with his then-wife Elin Nordegren. In that instance, Woods allegedly drove under the influence of Ambien. No details have been released with regard to specific intoxicants in Tiger’s system at the time of his arrest Monday morning.