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Tiger needs our help - Nicklaus

Tiger needs our help - Nicklaus Tiger needs our help - Nicklaus
Melinda Barton | 03 June, 2017, 01:38

Ford once played a round of golf with Woods.

Police records show the 41-year-old golfer was pulled over at about 03:00 local time (07:00 GMT) near his home in Jupiter and later taken into custody. He was released from custody on his own recognizance, meaning no bail money was necessary, at 10:50 a.m.

Police arrested Tiger Woods for driving under the influence after he was found asleep behind the wheel of his Mercedes in Jupiter, Florida.

The affidavit listed four medications, including Vicodin, that Woods reported taking. His pupils were dilated, according to the AP. Woods was also reportedly "as cooperative as possible" and took a breath and urine test. Police impounded his auto. "I didn't realise the mix of medications had affected me so strongly", Woods said. His career has recently been set back by physical injuries, and he has not won a major title since June 2008.

The latest travails of the 14-time major champion were fodder for speculation and reflection Tuesday at Muirfield Village Golf Club, where the 42nd edition of Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament begins Thursday. I think that he's struggling, and I wish him well.

"I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again", he said.

"As I shined my flashlight into the passenger window of the vehicle the male slightly opened his eyes and started slowly moving his arms around", according to one officer's account.

According to the report, Woods "was extremely slow to answer questions, had slurred and mumbled speech, and was slow to provide his DL, registration, and insurance". The incident occurred less than a week after Woods expressed optimism about his future following back surgery, saying on his website that he experienced "instant relief" and had not "felt this good in years". While we don't know how he or his physicians chose to manage his pain, we do know that prescriptions for pain medications, including opioid painkillers, are common in such situations.

Doctors say other medicines, including over-the-counter allergy treatments and anti-anxiety drugs, can also cause drowsiness and include warning labels about the dangers of driving. The report also says that Woods was unable to recite the Romberg alphabet.

This image provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office on Monday, May 29, 2017, shows Tiger Woods.

Nicklaus on Tuesday admitted golf missed out on the potential of Woods making history, adding: 'Tiger, I always thought, was going to break my record.

"It should be noted (that) Woods was asleep at the wheel and had to be woken up", the arresting officer wrote in the police report.