Tiger Woods was arrested and charged Monday with DUI in Jupiter, Fla, authorities told. The professional golfer, 41 years old, was nabbed around 3 Am on Military Trail just south of Indian Creek Parkway. He was released under his own recognizance at 10:50 Am, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records show. The 14 time major winner has been away from the PGA Tour as he recovers from his fourth back surgery. In a post on website, the golfer described the fusion surgery and detailed his desire to get back to the links as soon as possible.
“It has been just over a month since I underwent fusion surgery on my back, and it is hard to express how much better I feel. It was instant nerve relief. I haven’t felt this good in years” he wrote on Wednesday. The surgery was necessary, he told, because the pain was unbearable. He said “we tried every possible non-surgical route and nothing worked. I had good days and bad days, but the pain was usually there, and I couldn’t do much. Even lying down hurt, I had nerve pain with anything I did and was at the end of my rope.” The medical procedure was conducted in Texas. He also talked about being disappointed to miss Masters. “I hate to miss any major, especially the Masters. But the reality is I just couldn’t play,” he added. But he vowed to make a triumphant return. “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. 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. But I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again.” Woods has not played competitive golf since he backed out of the Dubai Desert Classic on Feb 3.