Tiger Woods was arrested for a DUI early on Memorial Day in Jupiter, FL. Woods is blaming his arrest on an “unexpected reaction” to prescription medicine.
Monday afternoon, ESPN’s Senior Golf Writer Jason Sobel shared a statement from Woods in which he apologized for his behavior and states alcohol wasn’t a factor.
“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Woods wrote in his 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.”
Woods apologized to his fans and pledged to “do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again.” Woods closed his statement by thanking the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County sheriff’s office.
Woods has undergone several back surgeries in the past year while on his comeback. He is currently recovering from surgery that will keep him sidelined through at least the summer.