This week, Tiger Woods was arrested for DUI after he was found asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle. While he had not been drinking, he was charged with DUI for a mixture of prescription medications that had an adverse effect on him. After Woods arrest, PGA legend Jack Nicklaus spoke to reporters and said that he always admired Tiger and believes that Woods needs the help of those around him in the golf community to get through these difficult times.

Tiger Woods arrest

Tiger Woods was arrested on Tuesday morning, May 30, after the police had to wake him up as he slept behind the wheel of his running vehicle.

Police reports indicate that Tiger was as helpful as he could be but the police charged him with a DUI for the incident. He agreed to take a breathalyzer test and blew a 0.00 proving that he had drank nothing prior to the incident.

According to Tiger Woods, he was taking several prescription medications, which included two painkillers for a recent back surgery, his fourth, that will keep him out of action for all of 2017. The police say that Woods told them he was coming from L.A. and was on his way to Orange County. Tiger was in Florida when he was arrested.

The statement from Tiger Woods said that the DUI was the result of an unexpected reaction to prescription medications and their interaction with each other.

In a scary bit of news, both tires on the driver's side of the car were flat and there was damage to the front and rear bumpers.

Jack Nicklaus' statement

Before Tiger Woods, the biggest names in the PGA were names like Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Nicklaus said in his press conference that he has followed Woods career closely through the years.

He called Tiger "a friend" who has been a positive for the game of golf. He also said that Woods needs "our help" and he wishes him well.

Jack Nicklaus said that Tiger Woods' greatness has kept him relevant over the years because anytime Tiger did something huge, people would talk about Jack. Most people, including Nicklaus, believed that Woods would one day break his record for 18 Major Championships in a career.

Tiger has won 14 major championships.

Injuries slowed Tiger Woods as he closed in on the PGA record held by Jack Nicklaus. Tiger had his first back surgery in 2014 and was away from golf for over a year. He only played in three tournaments at that time. Woods has only played in 19 worldwide events since that first back surgery and only finished in the Top 10 once.

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