On Monday, Tiger Woods posted to Twitter for the first time since his Memorial Day DUI arrest, saying that he is receiving professional help to manage the medications he takes for back pain and a sleep disorder.
Woods was arrested on May 28 after Jupiter, Florida, police say the golfing legend asleep behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz.
In the tweet, Woods thanked “everyone for the wonderful outpouring of support and understanding”.
Since that statement on the night of May 29, Woods had not addressed his arrest or the reasons leading up to it – why he was driving at 3 a.m., why he was pointed away from his home, and whether he had an issue with the drugs he has been prescribed over the years for both his surgeries on his back and, dating back almost a decade, to his knees. May 29. Breath tests showed no presence of alcohol, but Woods told officers he had a reaction to several prescription drugs, including Vicodin and Xanax.
Woods’ statement comes after a gossip site reported the 14-time major victor had entered rehab for prescription medication addiction.
Woods was spotted in public with his children on the weekend, as he celebrated Father’s Day in the United States. “I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans”.
“From a personal standpoint, I want Tiger to focus on what’s most important to him, not South Shore/Jackson Park”, Rolfing told the Tribune. “I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again”.