Officers in Jupiter, Florida, arrested golfer Tiger Woods for allegedly driving under the influence early Monday morning.
According to local news reports, Woods, 41, who lives in nearby Jupiter Island, was arrested around 3 a.m. before being booked into the Palm Beach County Jail. He was released on his own recognizance shortly before 11 am ET, according to jail records.
Woods recently wrote on his blog that he had a positive outlook for returning to golf after undergoing another back surgery—his fourth since 2014. He has not played a major tournament since the 2015 PGA Championship.
As for returning to competitive golf, the long-term prognosis is positive. My surgeon and physiotherapist say the operation was successful. It’s just a matter of not screwing up and letting it fuse. I’m walking and doing my exercises, and taking my kids to and from school. All I can do is take it day by day. There’s no hurry.
But, I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again.
This isn’t the first holiday that’s been marred for Woods. Back in 2009, a dispute over Woods’s now-famous cheating spilled out into the street just after Thanksgiving. The incident shattered the wholesome image the young golf great had enjoyed, causing him to lose his marriage as well as number of endorsement deals.