Jack Nicklaus: Tiger Woods "needs our help"

"Tiger's a friend. He's been great for the game of golf. He needs our help. I wish him well."

Andy Roberts's picture
Tue, 30 May 2017

 

Jack Nicklaus has voiced his concerns over Tiger Woods, claiming the 14-time major champion "needs our help" after being arrested for driving under the influence on Monday morning.

"I feel bad for Tiger," said 18-time major record holder Nicklaus ahead of this week's Memorial Tournament which he hosts in Dublin, Ohio.

"Tiger's a friend. He's been great for the game of golf. He needs our help. I wish him well."

According to the latest police reports, Woods had fallen asleep at the wheel prior to his arrest.

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Woods told police he was taking several prescriptions, including two painkillers.

Police said Woods was "cooperative as much as possible" and that he agreed to take a breath test and a urine test. He blew a 0.00 in the breath test.

Woods announced last week that he had undergone a fourth back surgery in April that will keep him off the course for the rest of the 2017 season, and he is unlikely to engage in strenuous physical activity for months. He has played just 19 worldwide events since March 31, 2014.

 

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