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What Some PGA Players Have Been Saying Privately About Tiger Woods

Some golfers have been thinking that Woods has a problem for a while.

Tiger Woods said an unexpected reaction to pain medication was the cause behind his DUI arrest in Jupiter, Fla. on Memorial Day weekend.

The star golfer blew a .000 on multiple breathalyzer tests and told police he was on a combination of pain meds that included Vicodin. Woods recently had back surgery and has been sidelined from the course since February.

Golf insider Paul Azinger appeared on Fox Sports 1's The Herd today and said that golfers have been privately saying for a while that Woods has a pain medication problem.

"I know firsthand there are some players that think there's a problem there with Tiger," Azinger said. "I don't, I haven't been around him much the last few years. But there are some players out there that are saying this has been a problem for a while."

Woods has been dealing with several major injuries in recent years.

"He's had a lot of back surgeries, he's had knee surgeries, he's had an Achilles' issue. He's had a lot of pain," Azinger said. "It would be easy for Tiger to get hooked on that, that very addictive drug, if he's hooked on it. I hope he's not."

Woods isn't expected to return to competitive golf this year.