Golf star Tiger Woods, 41, was arrested on DUI charges on Monday morning, per ESPN. The arrest took place in his hometown of Jupiter, Florida.
After the arrest, Woods was booked at 7:18 a.m. ET. He was released on his own recognizance several hours later at 10:50 a.m.
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This could be a big setback for Woods, who stated as recently as last week that he has no plans to retire.
“I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again,” Woods said in his first comments after his most recent back surgery.
Woods had his fusion surgery on his back April 19. It was his fourth back surgery since spring 2014.
The severity of the surgery and the injury are not lost on Woods. He admitted that his path back to golf would be a long one.
“Presently, I’m not looking ahead,” Woods explained. “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 last played in early February. He withdrew from a tournament in Dubai after he carded a 77 after the first round. Just one one week prior, he missed the cut altogether at the Farmers Insurance Open. Prior to those two appearances, Woods missed nearly all of 2016. He competed in the Hero World Challenge in December.
Woods currently sits at 14 Major wins for his career. He is still chasing Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 Majors wins.
Things are looking worse and worse for a Tiger Woods comeback. The DUI arrest is the latest setback, but his debilitating back injuries have sapped Woods of his power and form.
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