Here’s what Tiger Woods says caused his DUI arrest.
Tiger Woods was arrested for a DUI early Monday morning. The 41-year-old golfer says alcohol wasn’t involved.
In a released statement, Woods explained what he claims to have happened.
“I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly,” Woods said.
Woods, who hasn’t played competitive golf since February, did undergo back surgery in April. It was the fourth back surgery of his career.
He had recently said on his website that he hadn’t felt this good in years.
“It has been just over a month since I underwent fusion surgery on my back, and it is hard to express how much better I feel. It was instant nerve relief. I haven’t felt this good in years.
“I could no longer live with the pain I had. We tried every possible non-surgical route and nothing worked. I had good days and bad days, but the pain was usually there, and I couldn’t do much. Even lying down hurt. I had nerve pain with anything I did and was at the end of my rope. The process leading up to my decision to have surgery was exhaustive. I consulted with a specialist, and after weighing my options, that’s when I decided to go to Texas to have surgery,” Woods wrote.
There is reportedly police camera footage of the arrest, so we could have some clarity soon.