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Tiger Woods, former World No.1 golfer, arrested for drink driving

Tiger Woods, former world number one golfer, has been arrested by Florida police for drink driving

other sports Updated: May 29, 2017 21:34 IST
Hindustan Times
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Tiger Woods, former world number one golfer, has been arrested for drink driving in Florida(AP)

Tiger Woods, former World No.1 golfer, has been arrested in Florida for drink driving on Monday, according to Palm Beach County Jail records.

According to the records, Woods was booked at 7:18 a.m. and released at 10:50 a.m. The charge is for having an unlawful blood alcohol content level, which would be .08 or above in Florida. Woods is a resident of Jupiter Island.

Woods, a 14-time major championship winner, has not played professionally since withdrawing from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February.

The 41-year-old golfer had back surgery in April, the fourth such surgery since the spring of 2014. Last week he reiterated his intentions to return, claiming he doesn’t plan to retire.

“I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again,” he said. “Presently, I’m not looking ahead. I can’t twist for another two and a half to three months. Right now, my sole focus is rehab and doing what the doctors tell me. I am concentrating on short-term goals.”

Woods returned from a 16-month injury lay-off in December and has slumped to 674 in the world rankings.

Woods made an ill-fated attempt to play in the European Tour’s Dubai Desert Classic where he failed to put in his best performance. Woods, who has not won since 2013 and whose last major victory came in 2008, said golf was becoming a different game.

First Published: May 29, 2017 21:29 IST