Police say Tiger Woods' car showed fresh damage

Golf legend Tiger Woods, who was arrested yesterday on suspicion of driving under the influence, was found by his arresting officer asleep at the wheel, according to cops. Officers said Woods was cooperative but failed a roadside sobriety test. Breath tests showed no alcohol in his system, and Woods also agreed to a urine test.

Police say Tiger Woods' vehicle showed fresh damage on the driver's side when officers found him asleep at the wheel alongside a Florida road.

ESPN cites the police report, which noted that Woods "had extremely slow and slurred speech". According to the police affidavit, Woods had apparently been taking four different medications for "4 left knee surgeries" and "4 Achilles" surgeries.

The PGA Tour said it would not comment on Woods' arrest. Woods also could not raise his leg to do a one-leg stand and reportedly said, "Yes, recite the national anthem backwards" when asked if he understood directions to recite the alphabet backwards, according to the report. Along with DUI, he also was charged with improper parking.

A far different photo emerged Monday, this one from the Palm Beach County jail in Florida after Woods was arrested on a DUI charge.

Woods added, "I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office for their professionalism".

"I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved", Woods said in a statement.

The Memorial Day arrest is not Woods' first encounter with adverse publicity. "I don't know what's going to happen (now)", Nicklaus said.

In a statement, Woods said that he did not realise that the meds "had affected [him] so strongly".

The 14-time major victor has blamed the DUI arrest near his home in Jupiter, Florida on an adverse reaction to prescription medication.

He had a fourth back surgery on April 20, and just five days ago reported on his website that the fusion surgery brought instant relief from pain and that he "hasn't felt better in years".

Woods apologized to his family, friends and fans and said, "I expect more from myself, too". "Hopefully he's OK. I'm kind of wanting to find out more about the story and hope all is well".

Incident reports released Tuesday by Jupiter Police said Woods' Mercedes had blocked a bike lane.

He had committed to play in the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens in February but withdrew from the tournament because of ongoing back issues.

  • Salvatore Jensen