Tiger Woods’ fall from grace continued early Monday (May 29), when he was arrested on a DUI charge in Jupiter, Florida — known for having the highest per-capita income of any place in the United States.
Details aren’t exactly clear, but police said he was taken into custody at 3 a.m., with a “DUI-unlawful blood alcohol/DUI alcohol or drugs.”
In a statement released Monday evening, Woods blamed the DUI on an “unexpected reaction” to prescription medication, and not alcohol.
“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Woods said in the statement. “I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.
“I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again.”
The world’s former No. 1 golfer has had a rough go of things for the better part of a decade, since his Scandinavian super-model wife took a golf club to his Cadillac Escalade in 2009, after it came to light that he had slept with most of the waitresses and bottle service girls in the Lower 48. The only good thing (depending on who you ask) to come from the scandal was this picture of “I don’t give a f*ck” Tiger, complete with Kriss Kross-style hoodie and double cup.
Since then, Tiger’s been plagued by a litany of injuries, spending more time out of golf than in it. The one-time heir apparent to Jack Nicklaus as the winningest golfer of all time can’t seem to do anything right these days, save for his brief fling with skier Lindsay Vonn. Woods needs five more Major victories to top Nickalus’ record of 18, but at this rate, Woods would do well just to stay out of the news.
Don’t feel too bad for old Tiger, though. According to Forbes, he was still worth $740 million in 2016, making him the seventh-richest celebrity, just below Diddy ($750 million) but above Dr. Dre ($710 million)