Police: Woods had 5 drugs in system when arrested

By Golf Channel DigitalAugust 14, 2017, 11:40 pm

Updated, Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. ET

Tiger Woods had five different drugs in his system when he was arrested in Jupiter, Fla., on suspicion of DUI in May, according to a toxicology report (view below). The report stated the drugs in Woods' system were Hydrocodone, the generic form of a painkiller branded as Vicodin; Hydromorphone, a painkiller commonly known as Dilaudid; Alprazolam, a mood and sleep drug commonly known as Xanax; Zolpidem, a sleep drug commonly known as Ambien; and Delta-9 carboxy THC, a muscle relaxant that is also the substance the body metabolizes after marijuana is consumed.

It is not known if Woods had prescriptions for all of the medications. Medical marijuana is legal in Florida.

On Monday, Woods issued the following statement to Golf Channel:

"As I previously said, I received professional help to manage my medications. Recently, I had been trying on my own to treat my back pain and a sleep disorder, including insomnia,  but I realize now it was a mistake to do this without medical assistance. I am continuing to work with my doctors, and they feel I've made significant progress. I remain grateful for the amazing support that I continue to receive and for the family and friends that are assisting me.

"Regarding my back, I recently spoke to my surgeon and he's very pleased with how my fusion is healing. I'm right on schedule. I'm now doing some light lifting, riding a stationary bike and putting a little."

On Wednesday, a Palm Beach County prosecutor said Woods agreed to plead guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving and enter the county's program for first-time DUI offenders. If he completes the program, he can ask a judge to expunge the charge from his record.

At the time of the arrest on May 29, Woods said he had an "unexpected reaction" to prescription medicine. He checked into a clinic in June for help dealing with prescription drugs, and he announced last month that he had completed treatment.

At the scene of the arrest, Woods took a breathalyzer test and twice blew a 0.000.

A Jupiter Police officer observed Woods’ car stopped in the roadway in the right lane. He was asleep at the wheel and had to be woken up. The vehicle was running.

According to the police report, “Woods stated that he was coming from LA California from golfing. Woods stated that he did not know where he was. Woods had changed his story of where he was going and where he was coming from. Woods asked how far from his house he was. It should be noted that Woods was heading southbound away from Hobe Sound. Takes several prescriptions.”

Woods told the officer that he was taking Solarex, Vicodin, Torix and Vioxx, the last of which the officer added a note indicating "not taken this year."

The warning listed by the FDA for hydrocodone painkillers like Vicodin states "may impair the mental and/or physical abilities required for the performance of potentially hazardous tasks such as driving a car or operating machinery; patients shoould be cautioned accordingly."

Woods has undergone four back surgeries between April 2014 and April 2017.  The 14-time major champion has not played since withdrawing from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February.

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Rose leads halted Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters when bad weather stopped play Friday during the second round.

The Englishman, who shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday, had completed 13 holes and was 5 under on the day at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64) was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew wit on the 11th hole at 2 under for the day after shooting an opening 72.

There was no reason given for his withdrawal, but the American has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.


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Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.


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Spieth, Thomas headline winter break trip to Cabo

By Grill Room TeamDecember 15, 2017, 1:05 am

Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Really good at golf. Really good at vacationing.

With #SB2K18 still months away, Thomas and Spieth headlined a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, and this will shock you but it looks like they had a great time.

Spring break veteran Smylie Kaufman joined the party, as did Thomas' roommate, Tom Lovelady, who continued his shirtless trend.

The gang played all the hits, including shoeless golf in baketball jerseys and late nights with Casamigos tequila.

Image via tom.lovelady on Instagram.

In conclusion, it's still good to be these guys.