Jack Nicklaus says he feels bad for Tiger Woods

Ross Houston
May 31, 2017

According to the report, an officer found Woods asleep at the wheel of his 2015 Mercedes just after 2 a.m.

Woods was taken into police custody and cited for DUI and improper parking. He said he had not been drinking.

In a statement following the arrest, Woods said that "alcohol was not involved", and the report indicates that two breathalyzer tests registered a.000 blood alcohol content.

Of the five roadside tasks the police officers asked him to complete - the horizontal gaze nystagmus, the walk and turn, one leg stand, finger to nose and romberg alphabet - he was only able to complete the final one. His pupils were dilated, according to the AP.


Woods was arrested Monday on suspicion of DUI and spent almost four hours in jail before he was released on his own recognizance. So anyway, I think that he's struggling.

Nicklaus said during a news conference on Tuesday ahead of his Memorial Tournament that he felt bad for the former world number one. "Did I enjoy watching him play?" Police say golf great Tiger Woods has been.

The police report indicates that Woods has been on painkillers and anti-inflammatory medication. Woods passed a breath test shortly after and later released a statement claiming prescription medications played a role in his arrest.

However, he did reveal that he tried to assist Woods in getting help on his back at the Masters before Woods underwent a fourth surgery, this time a spinal fusion on his lower back. "Whether you feel impaired or not, you're impaired", said Bushra.


Woods' first major scandal happened the day after Thanksgiving in 2009 when he was injured in a auto crash in front of his Orlando, Florida home.

Other medicines, including over-the-counter allergy medicine or anti-anxiety drugs, can also cause drowsiness and include warnings about driving. "The vehicle was running", the report details, "and brake lights were illuminated as well as the right blinker flashing".

Woods, who is second on the all-time list with 14 major titles, was released from jail on his own recognisance and is due in court on 5 July, records show.

"It should be noted that Woods was asleep at the wheel and had to be woken up", read the affidavit, according to Golf Channel.


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