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Tiger Woods Is Charged in Florida for Driving Under the Influence


The mug shot of Tiger Woods after he was taken into custody in Jupiter, Fla., early Monday morning.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

Tiger Woods, one of golf’s towering figures, was charged with driving under the influence early Monday.

Woods was taken into custody at 3 a.m. in Jupiter, Fla., according to WPTV-TV. He was booked at 7:18 a.m. and released at 10:50 a.m., according to Palm Beach County Jail records.

Woods, 41, has won 14 major championships but has been troubled by health problems in recent years. After 16 months off because of back problems, he returned in December. He finished 15th out of 17 golfers at the unofficial Hero World Challenge, then failed to make the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open in January. He withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic in February because of a back spasms after shooting an opening-round 77 and has not played since.

In April, he had a fourth back operation, which was expected to keep him off the course for six months. Last week, he wrote on his website that he intended to play professionally again and that he “could…

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