Tiger Woods arrested for DUI in Florida, police say

Legendary golfer Tiger Woods was arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Florida on Memorial Day, police said.

Woods, a Jupiter resident, was taken into custody at 3 a.m. Monday, according to WPTV. The golfer was booked into a jail under his birth name Eldrick Woods, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office website.

Woods, 41, was charged with DUI and released on his own recognizance about 10:50 pm

It is unclear whether the Forests was tested for drugs or alcohol.

The golfer has his life on Jupiter Island since 2006, after the purchase of a $40 million estate there, The New York Times reported.


Woods won 14 major tournaments. In 1997, everyone on the golf course could not take their eyes off the Forest. He shot 40 on his opening nine in his first major championship as a pro and still won by 12 strokes. He average 25 yards longer of the tee than the nearest player, blowing by bunkers and firing arrows in the roly-poly greens with shorter irons and from angles no one else had even considered. He made everything inside 8 feet.

His attempts to jump-start his career again after being derailed by chronic injuries failed. In February, he ran the course at the Dubai Desert Classic with back spasms. He has not won a major since 2008.

“I try everything to be able to get back and play,” Woods said in late March.

Woods’ first big scandal happened in 2009, when he was injured in a car accident in front of his Orlando, Florida home. Days later, reports surfaced that Woods cheated on his then wife Elin Nordegren with dozens of women during their five-year marriage. The couple divorced in 2010.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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