Tiger Woods arrested in Florida on DUI charge

May 30, 2017 - Woods is arrested and briefly jailed in Jupiter, Florida, on suspicion of DUI.

"I saw the news, I only feel compassion for the guy".

He was arrested in the town of Jupiter at around 03:00 local time, media reports say.

When asked if he ever had a problem with drugs or alcohol while they were seeing each other, she replied Monday, "No, never".

The golfer was booked into a county jail under his birth name Eldrick Woods, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office's website. He smelled of booze at the time, police said, according to TMZ.

A golf prodigy who entered the professional world at an early age, Woods won his first major tournament championship in 1997 at 21.

"I just wish him the best, and I hope to see a good outcome from all of this, and I think he'll be OK".

Woods, 41, returned to professional golf in December after a 15-month layoff, during which he recovered from multiple back surgeries. He's only made three worldwide starts the past two years. "I am concentrating on short-term goals".

Woods - once the game's dominant player - faces a charge of driving with a blood alcohol over the state's legal limit of.08.

He said the outlook for a return to competitive golf was "positive" but that he was not in a "hurry". Shortly after the win, Woods announced he would undergo reconstructive ACL surgery on his left knee and would miss the rest of the PGA Tour season.

Woods' once gleaming career began unravelling in November 2009 when the national Enquirer dropped the bombshell that the golfer had been cheating on his then-wife Elin Nordegren.

Woods took a leave from the sport, entered a rehab facility and publicly apologized for his behavior. Woods and Nordegren were divorced in 2010.

The 41-year-old golfer has won 14 major tournaments and 79 PGA Tour events - which is enough to rank him second on the list of all-time winningest golfers, The Associated Press reports - but his most recent major win came almost a decade ago, in 2008.

  • Salvatore Jensen