June 19, 2017 9:17 pm
Updated: June 19, 2017 9:19 pm

Tiger Woods getting help to manage medications

Tiger Woods is seen his mugshot, taken on Monday, May 29.

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JUPITER, Fla. – Tiger Woods is receiving help to manage his medications.

“I’m currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder,” Woods said in a statement provided to The Associated Press on Monday night.

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“I want to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support and understanding especially the fans and players on tour.”

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Woods was charged with driving under the influence after police in Jupiter, Florida, found him asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz about 2 a.m. May 29. Breath tests showed no presence of alcohol, but Woods told officers he had a reaction to several prescription drugs, including Vicodin and Xanax. His arraignment has been delayed until Aug. 9.

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Woods could qualify for a diversion program in which the DUI charge is downgraded to reckless driving, which results in probation, fine and other conditions such as taking a DUI course.

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