via The Sports Xchange
Tiger Woods was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Monday morning in Jupiter, Fla.
Woods, a Jupiter Island resident, was taken into custody at 3 a.m. ET, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The golf legend was booked at 7:18 a.m. and released on his own recognizance at 10:50 a.m.
The Palm Beach County jail released a booking photo of Woods in a white T-shirt.
It is unclear whether Woods tested positive for alcohol or drugs. The arrest report showed Woods was charged with DUI-unlawful blood alcohol/DUI, which could be for alcohol or drugs.
The 41-year-old Woods, whose marriage was wrecked by a sex scandal in late 2009, lives about nine miles from where he was arrested. Woods and wife Elin Nordegren divorced in 2010, and he later had a relationship with Olympic skiing champion Lindsey Vonn that lasted two years.
Woods, second only to Jack Nicklaus with 14 major titles, had fusion surgery on his back on April 19 — the fourth surgery on his back in the past three years.
Woods, who has 79 career victories on the PGA Tour, has not played in a competitive tournament since withdrawing from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February after a first-round 77 and recurrent issues with his back.
The week before the Dubai tournament, Woods missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open after sitting out all of 2016 until the Hero World Challenge in December.
Woods said last week in his first comments since the April surgery that he has no plans to retire from golf.
“As for returning to competitive golf, the long-term prognosis is positive,” Woods wrote on his website. “My surgeon and physiotherapist say the operation was successful. It’s just a matter of not screwing up and letting it fuse. I’m walking and doing my exercises, and taking my kids to and from school. All I can do is take it day by day. There’s no hurry.
“But, I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again.”
PGA Tour spokesman Ty Votaw told media outlets that the tour would have no comment on Woods’ arrest.