Martin Kaymer wants people to stop being 'nasty' to Tiger Woods

The divorced father of two ultimately tested negative for alcohol and said in a public apology that his lethargic condition was due to an unexpected reaction to prescription drugs.

Two-time major victor Martin Kaymer has urged people to stop being "so nasty" about the predicament of Tiger Woods.

Woods was found asleep behind the wheel with the engine still running, according to a police report.

When it's over, Woods seems baffled by the contraption holding his wrists together behind his back.

A police mugshot of Woods looking bleary-eyed and unshaven rapidly went viral after its release on Monday, underscoring the fall from grace of the superstar athlete once renowned as a clean-living, corporate pitchman.

He initially told officers he had been driving back to Florida from Los Angeles but later stated "he did not know where he was". However when he took his breathalyzer test, Woods' attention had to be refocused and he had to be given instructions several times.

In the footage, the golfing great, 41, appears confused and bleary-eyed as he is repeatedly asked by the processing officer to "blow out" into the breathalyser. "We're going to take them off in a minute but you have to keep them on for right now".

"I can't unlock my two bracelets", Woods says of the handcuffs.

Footage of Tiger Woods being given a breathalyser test in custody after allegedly driving under the influence has been released by police. Tiger Eldrick Woods appears in a booking photo released by Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in Palm Beach, Florida, May 29, 2017. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.

"I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions. I didn't realise the mix of medications had affected me so strongly".

Woods, a resident of Jupiter Island, has not played professionally while recovering from back surgery in April, his fourth such procedure since 2014.

  • Julie Sanders