Maybe Tiger Woods wasn't plastered early Monday when he was found asleep in his 2015 Mercedes on the side of a Jupiter, Fla., road. The officer approached the vehicle and had to wake up Woods, who was in the driver's seat with his seat belt on and the auto running. The car's brake lights were lit, and the right turn signal was blinking. The arresting officer noted that Woods' speech was "slow and slurred", and he failed to complete tasks required of a sobriety test "several times". He also admitted he was taking several prescription medications, including Vicodin, a powerful painkiller.
Asked if he'd like to comment on Woods, Nicklaus joked, "No, not really", but then voiced honest support and concern while acknowledging that he doesn't know much about Woods latest episode. He is scheduled to be arraigned July 5.
Jack Nicklaus voiced his concern for Tiger Woods on Tuesday, saying the 14-time major victor "needs our help" after he was arrested for DUI early Monday morning. On that particular test, Woods said he understood what was being asked of him before saying, "Yes, recite the entire national anthem backwards".
Woods had been recovering from surgery after back spasms forced his withdrawal from the Dubai Desert Classic at the start of February.
"I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved".
However, Woods blew a 0.0 on a breath test for alcohol. Woods signed a new endorsement deal in 2013 with Nike, but much has changed since then and Nike's stock reportedly dropped 19% in 2016. "Did not maintain starting position", says the police file.
He added that he was apologizing "with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans".
While it's still unclear what mix of prescription medications was in his system at the time of the incident, Woods does have a well-documented back injury.
In a statement published on his official website, the golf icon stated that he has acknowledged the gravity of his actions and takes full responsibility for all the consequences. I expect more from myself too.
What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.