Tiger Woods checks back into rehab for addiction to painkillers

Pablo Tucker
June 14, 2017

A new report says Tiger Woods is returning to rehab after his DUI arrest.

The troubled golf great recently reserved the entire male inpatient unit of the Jupiter Medical Center near his Florida home to begin a stint for an addiction to prescription pills, according to reports.

In the early morning hours of May 29 in Jupiter, Florida, police took interest in Woods's vehicle after he was found asleep at the wheel.

RadarOnline.com reported Monday that Woods is going to rehab for 28 days to retain joint custody of his daughter, Sam, 9, and his son, Charlie, 8.


A source told Radar Online: "Tiger visited the hospital with his children on June 2, then went alone two days later to complete paperwork and his assessment".

Woods has been in rehab twice before.

Police said Woods "was extremely slow to answer questions, had slurred and mumbled speech", and showed signs of being impaired.

This would not be the first time the 14-time major victor has entered rehab.


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

Police said Woods told officers he didn't have anything to drink and hadn't taken any illegal drugs. "I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly".

After he had arrived at the testing facility, Woods told the police that he had been under four types of medications: Sololexx, Torix, Vioxx and Vicodin, but he didn't mention the Xanax, according to the report obtained by the Golf Channel.

Among the medications listed on the affidavit was Vicodin, an opioid pain medication.


Why he was so out of it: Xanax and Vicodin. Woods has been experiencing quite a downward spiral lately, and we hope that he will be able to sort things out.

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