Professional golfer, Tiger Woods, was arrested after charging him with driving under influence in Florida on Memorial Day.

What happened?

At 3 am on Monday, the great golfer was taken into police’s custody.

At 7.18am, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s website said that Woods was held in Palm Beach County Jail under his birth name Eldrick Woods.

At 10.50 am, Woods was released on his own recognizance.

Woods apologizes

Commenting on his arrest, Woods apologized to his family on Monday night and said: “I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions. I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realise the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.”

He also apologized to his friends and fans.

“I expect more from myself, too. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again,” he said apologetically.

Woods History

Woods is 41 years old who lives in Jupiter Island since 2006 after purchasing a $40 million house there.

He is considered the greatest golf player of all times. The golfer won 14 major titles and took the second place with his 79 career triumphs on the PGA Tour.

The golfer just had a big surgery on his back in April. This is the fourth back surgery since the spring of 2014.

However, Woods announced on his website that he wants to come back and to play. He also confirmed that he has no intentions of retiring.

“As for returning to competitive golf, the long-term prognosis is positive. My surgeon and physiotherapist say the operation was successful. It’s just a matter of not screwing up and letting it fuse,” Woods said. “I’m walking and doing my exercises, and taking my kids to and from school. All I can do is take it day by day. There’s no hurry.”