Professional golfer, Tiger Woods was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving at around 3:00 a.m. in Jupiter, Florida. Authorities from the Palm Beach County Jail said the 41-year-old golf legend was immediately released at 10:05 a.m.

'Alcohol was not involved.'

Woods, in a statement, acknowledged his mistake but denied that he was under the influence of alcohol when the authorities arrested him. The 14-time major champion added he understood the seriousness of his act and promised to take full responsibility for the wrongdoing.

The golfer explained the incident was an "unexpected reaction to prescribed medications" he is currently taking.

Woods added he was not aware that the mixture of medicines would have a strong reaction. He, however, promised to cooperate with future legal proceedings after he was released on the same day.

He ended his statement with an apology to his family, friends, and the fans, and promised to prevent the same thing from happening again in the future. Woods also expressed his gratitude to the personnel of the Palm Beach County Jail for their professionalism.

The authorities, on the other hand, refused to give further details on the DUI arrest. It is also unknown whether Woods was alone when he was arrested in Jupiter.

A legend's fallout

The professional golfer is currently recovering from his back surgery last April.

His doctors had to remove a damaged disc at his bottom lower-back which has been causing him severe back and leg pain for the past couple of years. Woods had turned down a number of tournament invitations before his operation.

In February 2015, Woods bowed out from the Farmers Insurance Open after finishing 11 holes during the opening round.

The 11-time PGA Player of the Year revealed he was then suffering from back injury.

In the same year, a disc fragment was removed from his back during his second microdiscectomy surgery which required him a full recovery. A month later, Woods personally revealed he had undergone another procedure to "relieve discomfort" following his recent operation.

Although the athlete is confident that he will recover from his back injury, Woods refused to give a timetable for his PGA Tour comeback. Apart from his back injury, the Pro was previously mired in an extra-martial affair which also affected his career.

It was in 2009 when his rumored relationship with Rachel Uchitel was revealed. After the news broke, Woods and his wife, Elin Nordegren, filed to divorce their six-year marriage in 2010.