Tiger Woods was asleep at the wheel, changed his story: police report
- Author: Stacy Houston May 31, 2017,
May 31, 2017, 6:36
Tiger Woods was asleep at the wheel but had no alcohol in his system when officers spotted his vehicle stopped along a Florida road, according to a police affidavit that knocked down earlier reports his breath smelled of alcohol.
Police described Woods as "cooperative" but "confused" after they woke him up - and said he had difficulty comprehending the field sobriety tests administered to him.
The citation also says that he received.000 on two breathalyser tests - results consistent with his statement. "I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly", he said. "What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications", he said.
"Whether this is just a misunderstanding. or if he had some medication problems, a mixture of some - I really don't know", Stricker said.
Woods spent 15 months between 2015 and 2016 on the sidelines suffering nerve pain in his back before returning to the US PGA Tour in December at the Hero World Challenge.
'I feel bad for Tiger, he's a friend of mine, ' said the Golden Bear, host at this week's Memorial Tournament in Ohio.
But Nicklaus acknowledged Woods's surgery will be tough to come back from.
Nicklaus said Tuesday he has been imploring Woods to work with his physical therapist Pete Egoscue ever since he watched Woods win the 2008 U.S. Open on a broken leg.
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Woods underwent fusion surgery over a month ago and said in a recent post on his website that it will leave him unable to "twist" for three months.
Meanwhile, Mothers Against Drunk Driving took a chip shot at Woods, calling his actions "dangerous and deadly".
This Woods was found asleep in his damaged Mercedes in the dead of night, with his brake lights on, his right blinker flashing, his bumpers banged up, and his two driver-side tires flat.
"I would like to apologise with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans".
Woods will face an arraignment hearing on July 5 before Judge Sandra Bosso-Pardo.
In February, Woods had to drop out of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic after complaining about back spasms following the first round. I asked Woods if he had anything to drink to which he stated no, I then asked him again if he was sure to and he stated he had nothing to drink.
He spent almost four hours in Palm Beach County Jail before being released without having to pay bail.
"I'm concerned about him", said Steve Stricker, the Presidents Cup captain who chose Woods as one of his assistants.
The report released Tuesday indicated that Woods told officers that he was recovering from surgery.