"What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications."
Tiger Woods has released a statement regarding his DUI arrest in Florida over the weekend, saying alcohol was not involved.
The 14-time major champion pointed to an unexpected reaction from mixing prescribed medications as the reason he was arrested early Monday Morning. He was reportedly taken into custody at around 3am Monday, booked shortly after 7am and ultimately released under his own recognizance at around 10:50am.
Woods has been recovering from an April back surgery which will keep him out for the remainder of the 2017 season, though he has previously announced plans to continue his golf career once he's fully healed.
Check out his full statement below, per ESPN,
"I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions," Woods said in the 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."
"I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again."
"I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office for their professionalism."