Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods completes 'intensive program'

Woods has not played in a professional event since February due to back trouble and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he was found asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes on May 29 in Jupiter, Florida.

The 14-time major winner attributed his condition to an "unexpected reaction" to the mix of medications he was on following back surgery.

Woods said last month he was receiving professional help to manage his medications and issued a further update on Monday.

Tiger reached out to help Day after first round at U.S. Open

Day, who has developed a friendship with Woods off the course, said the American great reached out to him following a seven-over 79 during the first round at Erin Hills.

Woods is currently recovering from his latest back surgery and admitted he is receiving help for managing his prescription drugs after a DUI arrest last month.

"He texted me after I shot 79 and said, 'Hey, before you work on something call me because I saw something,'" Day said, via GolfChannel.com.

"I was like, yeah, you saw 79 shots. I didn't call him because I was so angry.

Tiger Woods 'found by police asleep at wheel'

The former world number one golfer was found at the wheel of his Mercedes, in the right lane, and had to be woken by a police officer early on Monday.

Charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Mr Woods blamed "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medication".

He maintains that alcohol was "not involved" in the incident.

"Woods had extremely slow and slurred speech," a copy of the police report published by US outlets said. He was "co-operative" but "confused".

Nicklaus: Tiger needs our help

According to a probable cause affidavit released on Tuesday, via the Golf Channel, Woods' black Mercedes was stopped in the roadway and the golfer "had to be woken up" by the police officer who came on the scene.

In a statement on Monday that followed reports of his arrest, the former world number one blamed the incident on an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications, adding: "I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved."

Tiger Woods, arrested on suspicion of DUI

Woods, currently rehabbing from back surgery, provided a statement to media outlets. He said he did not realize the mix of medications "had affected me so strongly."

"I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions," Woods said, according to reports.

Woods was arrested about 3 a.m. Monday, Jupiter police spokeswoman Kristin Rightler said. He was booked into a local jail and released on his own recognizance with no bond a few hours later, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office's online records.

Woods has more back surgery

The 41-year-old said in a statement he had an operation to alleviate "ongoing pain in his back and leg".

"The surgery went well, and I'm optimistic this will relieve my back spasms and pain," the 14-time major winner announced on his official website.

"When healed, I look forward to getting back to a normal life, playing with my kids, competing in professional golf and living without the pain I have been battling so long."

Woods has not played competitively since withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Classic at the start of February due to back spasms.

Woods desperate to play Masters

Woods, speaking during an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America", returned to the PGA Tour in January after a 17-month absence but has struggled with a nagging back problem.

"I'm trying everything I can just to be able to get back and play," Woods said when asked if he thought he had a chance of playing in the Masters in just over two weeks.

"I love that event. It's meant so much to me in my life. It's the first major I ever played back in '95. It has so much history and meaning to me that I'd love to get back."

Tiger Woods pulls out of Arnold Palmer Invitational with back injury

Woods has not played since withdrawing from last month's Dubai Desert Classic because of back spasms, part of a recurring injury that has plagued his ca

Woods to miss next two events

Woods, who has struggled mightily in his much-anticipated comeback this year following back surgery, said on his website he will be unable to compete in next week's Genesis Open in California and the following week's Honda Classic in Florida.

"My doctors have advised me not to play the next two weeks, to continue my treatment and to let my back calm down," said Woods. "This is not what I was hoping for or expecting."

Woods's possible playing schedule will be determined at a later date after his back is reassessed, according to his website.

Tiger Woods: US must 'unite'

Woods urged Americans to "come together and do what's best for our country," the former world No. 1 golfer told CNN's Living Golf in Dubai.

Woods was talking in the aftermath of President Trump's controversial immigration ban, which has caused ructions in the US and throughout the rest of the world.