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USA Today reports that Woods, who has a home on Jupiter Island, Florida, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on Monday at 7:18 a.m. ET after he was nabbed by police during a traffic stop off Military Trail.
Woods described his long-term prognosis as "positive".
No other details were immediately available.
"I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and fans".
"I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again", he added. In that early morning, Woods was involved in a auto accident near his home. The 41-year-old has missed plenty of time in recent years due to back issues. PGA Tour spokesman Ty Votaw said the tour would have no comment.
He also made clear he intends to return to professional golf.
Woods underwent his fourth back surgery in April, which aimed to alleviate ongoing pain and allow him to return to competitive golf. Woods said in a blog post published last Wednesday that "it was instant nerve relief". It was soon discovered that his then-wife, Elin, had hurled a golf club at the auto after having learned that Woods cheated on her.
"Right now, my sole focus is rehab and doing what the doctors tell me", he wrote. "I am putting my concentration on short-term goals".
Following his arrest, the golf icon released a statement in which he blames the unanticipated effects of prescription medication, insisting there was no alcohol involved.
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"I could no longer live with the pain I had".
The 14-time major victor has not won a competition since 2013, with his last major success dating back to 2008.
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This is not Woods' first high-profile mishap.
In November of 2009 a auto accident outside his Florida home led to revelations of a series of infidelities that wrecked his marriage. Over the next several days, multiple women reported that they had affairs with Woods, who was married to Elin Nordegren at the time - the couple divorced in 2010.