Tiger Woods was arrested on Monday in Jupiter, Florida on a charge of drunk driving, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
Arrest information shows that 41-year-old Woods was booked into jail at 7:18am and then released on his own recognizance at 10:50am.
He faces a charge of driving with a blood alcohol level above Florida’s legal limit of .08.
This is the second time that Woods has been caught driving under the influence.
In November 2009, two days after the National Enquirer broke the story that Woods had been cheating on his then-wife Elin Nordegren with a New York City nightclub manager, Woods left home after taking an Ambien and crashed his Cadillac Escalade into a fire hydrant, a tree and several hedges.
However, he wasn’t charged in that incident.
Following that incident, several other women came forward, saying they too had affairs with the professional golfer – tarnishing his previously pristine image.
A month later, he entered a 45-day therapy program and apologised for his actions, saying ‘I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to’.
Woods and Nordegren divorced a little less than a year later, in August 2010. The former couple have two kids together – a daughter named Sam, born in 2007, and a son named Charlie, born in 2009.
Since the scandal, Woods’ career has been in a free fall as he’s failed to remain a major competitor and advertisers have stopped sponsoring him.
The 14-time major winner, who dated American skier Lindsey Vonn from 2013 until 2015, has dropped to 876th in the world rankings after years of injury problems and has not played competitive golf since withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Classic at the start of February with back spasms.
He underwent fusion surgery on his spine and recently said he would not be back on the golf course for at least three more months as he undergoes intense rehabilitation in a bid to save his faltering career.
The 41-year-old said: ‘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.
‘Presently, I’m not looking ahead. I can’t twist for another two and a half to three months. Right now, my sole focus is rehab and doing what the doctors tell me. I am concentrating on short-term goals.’
Woods was reported to be worth £576million by Forbes Magazine in 2016, making £77m annually during his peak in 2008 and has earned a reported £1.1bn in prize money and endorsements since his career began.
Forbes report his 2016 earnings at £35m, making him the 12th best-paid athlete of the year despite not playing a single PGA Tour event.
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