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Update (With Photos): Tiger Woods’ car had fresh damage at time of DUI arrest



Update: 5:45 p.m. on 5/31/17

TMZ Sports has released photos of Tiger Woods’ 2015 Mercedes at the scene of his Monday morning arrest. Scroll through the gallery below to see all of the photos.

Update: 10:06 a.m. on 5/31/17.

According to a second police report obtained by TMZ Sports, Tiger Woods’ vehicle had “fresh damage” at the time of his DUI arrest. The report says that “both [driver] side tires were flat” and there was “minor damage to both respective rims.”

“There was also minor damage to the front [driver] side bumper and rear bumper, and the passenger rear tail light appeared to be out,” according to the report.

The new report also adds that Woods said he was “on his way down to Orange County” when questioned by Reporting Officer Christopher Fandrey. Woods was arrested in Florida, but he stated that he was coming from Los Angeles, California. He was found asleep at the wheel with his car pointed south on the shoulder of the road.

“It should be noted that Orange County California is to the south of [Los Angeles],” Officer Fandrey noted in the report.

Read the full second report here.

Update: 11:10 a.m. on 5/30/17.

According a police report obtained by TMZ Sports from the Jupiter Police Department, Tiger Woods was found asleep at the wheel of a black Mercedes at 2:03 a.m. on Monday morning in Jupiter, Florida. The report said Woods had “extremely slow and slurred speech” and that he “takes several prescription medications.” In-depth observations in the report reveal Woods failed a field sobriety test.

According to the report, “Woods stated that he was coming from [Los Angeles] California from golfing. Woods stated that he did not know where he was. Woods had changed his story of where he was going and where he was coming from. Woods asked how far from his house he was. It should be noted that Woods was heading south bound away from Hobe Sound. Takes several prescriptions.”

The results of a breathalyzer test taken at 4:28 a.m. and 4:31 a.m. show that Woods blew “.000,” according to the report, supporting the statement released by Woods on Monday night that “alcohol was not involved.” Four drugs were also listed in the report, including Solarex, Vicodin, Torix and Vioxx; it was noted that Vioxx was not taken this year.

Below are screenshots from the report. Click to enlarge.

Read the full report.

Update: 8:15 p.m. on 5/29/17.

Tiger Woods says “alcohol was not involved” in his Monday morning DUI arrest, but was “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications,” according to a statement that surfaced on Monday evening.

Here is the full statement, as per Jason Sobel’s Twitter account:


Tiger Woods was arrested and charged with DUI early Monday morning in Jupiter, Fla. Woods, who lives on Jupiter Island, was arrested around 3 a.m. He was booked at 7:18 a.m. EST at the Palm Beach County Jail and released on his own recognizance.


Mug Shot provided by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office.

Last Wednesday, Woods posted on his blog that he was “unequivocally” wants to play professional golf again following his spinal fusion surgery in April. He wrote that he hasn’t “felt this good in years.” He did not set a time table for return to professional golf, but said he “can’t twist for another 2.5-3 months.”

Woods last played a professional event in February in Dubai, where he withdrew after a first-round 77 with back spasms.

Discussion: See what GolfWRXers are saying about Tiger’s arrest in our forum. 

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  1. stevie

    Jun 19, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Man he needs a baby sitter, where is his posse, er hangers on??? I’d be happy even if it was Amanda ex Duf daddy, to keep him off the road, who cares ??

  2. Shambles

    Jun 13, 2017 at 11:21 am

    It brings a smile to my face every time I see the damage lol

  3. Adrien Jenot

    Jun 2, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Holy brake dust batman!

  4. matt_bear

    Jun 1, 2017 at 11:39 am

    he has the look of someone who mixed pain meds with ambien and went sleep walking. there are lots of stories of people getting in their car and driving. not excusing him, but i understand that it can happen and he’s certainly accepted all responsibility so far. What else do you people want from the guy?

  5. Dave R

    Jun 1, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Give me a break. Is this going to be on cops ? Just awful reporting. The guy needs help hope he gets it and soon.

  6. mlecuni

    Jun 1, 2017 at 7:24 am

    This website deserves better writers.

    • cray

      Jun 1, 2017 at 7:51 am

      ohh one that puts Tiger in some bright light for you?

  7. Nathan

    Jun 1, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Hey look, pictures of tigers current car. Here is Aus, abc news just used tigers dinged up SUV from years ago and said look at the damage…

  8. Philly Mick

    May 31, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Give him a break….he’s recovering from surgery.
    Anyone who has ever been through that hell
    knows the hell of pain meds with side effects. Sleepwalking or out of body experience are common ones. Usually side effects are worse than the surgery itself. The cops are lucky he didn’t he didn’t have a medical emergency or worse. Get better Tiger, we are all pulling for you.

    • cray

      Jun 1, 2017 at 7:55 am

      Yea… give him a break! That is right. We should all lets everyone drive under the influence. Sure… that is a great idea. Then when they kill your child or love one you will think about what you just said. Comments like this make me wonder about the mental capacity of some people. Think about what you are saying. It is ok to drive a 4,000 pound car when you cant keep it on the road because your wasted??? Really?

      • Travis

        Jun 2, 2017 at 8:57 am

        No, it’s not okay to drive while you’re wasted. However, there’s a critical difference in driving drunk and driving under the influence of prescription medicine, especially when it wasn’t an overdose and he was taking the exact amount prescribed. That difference is INTENTION.

        People at a bar who drink way too much, and stay way longer than they should, they are purposely intoxicating their body and being reckless in their decision. However, Tiger had an adverse reaction by taking the correct amount of prescribed meds, and it led to him having basically a blackout moment.

        I’m not saying don’t take him off the road, because he clearly could have endangered someone’s life. However, I also think we need to give him a break. It wasn’t exactly his fault…

        • JThunder

          Jun 3, 2017 at 5:11 pm

          Tiger has had pain WAY long enough to know what can happen when taking pain meds. He’s not a child, no matter how often he behaves like one. He knows better. He also – unlike 99% of the population – has more than enough money to be driven wherever he needs to go. There is no reason for an almost-billionaire to be getting behind the wheel on pain medication. Ridiculous.

          Intent – or lack thereof – will not undo any damage he inflicts.

          I don’t think anyone is suggesting the death penalty.

  9. Betti Boop

    May 31, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Tiger, clean the brake dust off your rims please.

    • Nathan

      Jun 1, 2017 at 6:12 am

      yea please,if not I can do it for ya 100K PA

  10. piter

    May 31, 2017 at 4:06 am

    I don’t really see a fall from grace here as some seem to want to. He takes medicines, normally without issues. Perhaps he accidentally took one medicine double (I have). This time he drives in his car and suddenly feels really bad. Pulls over at earliest opportunity (even using turn signal) and maybe leans back, closes his eyes thinking “pwooah, I feel like cr*p”! Dozes off. Police find him.

    • larrybud

      May 31, 2017 at 11:24 am

      …with two flat tires and damage to his car…

    • cray

      Jun 1, 2017 at 7:58 am

      He is in a world of hurt bro. I like you optimism…but I think you have it wrong. It was 3:00am and he was driving around blowing out tires and bouncing off curbs. What was he thinking. I think it was just another night.

  11. Howard

    May 31, 2017 at 12:54 am

    Pobre Tigre, tan lejos de dios tan cerca del sol. Que lastima!

  12. Ward Wayne

    May 30, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    The police would have given Jack Nicklaus a ride home and maybe stop at McDonald’s to get him a cup of coffee.

    • Roy

      May 31, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      That’s cause if they found JN on the side of the road he would be sober standing next to a broken down car

      • Ward Wayne

        Jun 1, 2017 at 2:05 am

        Tiger was sober and next to a broken car.

        • cray

          Jun 1, 2017 at 8:00 am

          yea he was. Also thought the cop told him to say the american anthem backwards. Ouch. He was plowed.

          • Ward Wayne

            Jun 1, 2017 at 12:25 pm

            Definition of sober – not affected by alcohol; not drunk

            • Rich

              Jun 3, 2017 at 6:34 am

              Semantics. While the dictionary meaning of sober is not affected by alcohol; not drunk, it is used in a much broader fashion these days when it comes to be people being intoxicated, or not, with illegal drugs as well. You knew what he meant and are just nitpicking for the sake of it.

              • Ward Wayne

                Jun 15, 2017 at 6:14 am

                I didn’t know what he meant. I just know what he said.

  13. H

    May 30, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Greatest photo, evah

  14. Tazz2293

    May 30, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    From the Incident/Investigation Report

    Stopped in Right Lane with Vehicle partially in the Bike Lane
    Fresh damage to the vehicle.
    Both Drivers side tires flat.
    Minor Damage to Drivers side Front and Rear bumper.
    Passenger side Rear tail light out.
    Woods might have seriously injured or killed someone.

    Evidence leads that Woods was impaired while driving.

    Woods has a problem that goes deeper than many want to believe.

  15. Jasian Day

    May 30, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    I’m sure his donation to some cop fund or charity got the thing down to 000’s

    • Jasian Day

      May 30, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      And whatever pill he took…
      Looks like it gave him downsyndrome yo

    • rymail00

      May 30, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      Actually there’s not a substance besides alcohol that would make a breathalyzer register.

      PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE this post I’m responding to, I accidentally hit report instead replay

  16. matt_bear

    May 30, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    I guess I’ll play devil’s advocate. If Tiger complied with the officer’s requests, told them he was having a reaction to prescribed medication, and blew 000’s to confirm no alcohol….why didn’t the cops take a “help first” attitude and get him to a hospital for medical attention first? Why the need to jail and charge him immediately? It could have been an accidentally overdose. He pulled his car off the road. What else are you supposed to do in that situation if you didn’t know something was about to happen? The illegal parking citation suggests the cops are just being ruthless at that point.

    • Matt

      May 30, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      I believe he refused on site chemical test and took it later at the station.

    • Jim

      May 30, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      Agreed…after the zero’s they should’ve been concerned about a medical emergency. His glucose level could have been responsible for the exact same effects.

      No apologies here, Been in a similar boat. SEVEN orthopaedic surgeries after 9/11. I can tell straight up that you might need 4 or 5 of whatever pain meds during the pre-surgery pain and maybe the first week or two of rehab and you won’t even get a hint of a buzz….but once THAT pain is gone, Three could very well whack you out….just sayin…

    • Mad-Mex

      May 30, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      NO, the report shows the cops were doing their job applying the law blindly no matter of their status.

      Had he injured others would you feel the same? Of course not.

      • matt_bear

        May 31, 2017 at 9:21 am

        The car was pulled over off the road. That should be seen as a sign of responsibility and an attempt to avoid harm/damage to other people, not a crime.

        • Mad-Mex

          May 31, 2017 at 7:58 pm

          NO, the law applies the same, weather its you, me or a multi-millionaire golfer.

  17. Mad-Mex

    May 30, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Wait a minute!! Is GolfWrx now trying to defend Tiger?
    If Tiger is high as a kite on any narcotics, synthetic or natural,,, you know, cocaine, Vicodin,marijuana,magic mushrooms…… it will read 0.00!!!!!!

  18. new stuff!!

    May 30, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    this will just make his comeback story that much greater

  19. Dat

    May 30, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    I hope the haters like salt.

  20. Mark

    May 30, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    LOL! Out come the impersonators and denial-addicts. Keep making yourselves look stupid. Tiger is not coming back and the smart, honest people have been saying it for years. You worshippers let your lust get in the way of honesty. Shame. Now take the loss like an adult. If golf is too great of a game for you, please leave. There’s no room in golf for tabloid fodder and their silly worshippers.

    • Jim

      May 31, 2017 at 12:48 am

      HooYah THAT…& no WRX Tiger countdown clock anytime soon…

      • cray

        Jun 1, 2017 at 8:03 am

        hey… I bought into the Tiger countdown clock. All I was thinking about that week.

  21. Tumba

    May 30, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    No amount of success can compensate for failure in the home.

    Sounds like he is failing pretty bad on the home front?

  22. Hooky

    May 30, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Vicodin and Torix could do that? I guess he took a boat load of both to get to this extent.

    • cray

      Jun 1, 2017 at 8:05 am

      RX Drug addiction is an ugly road. Abuse as we saw on that video showed some serious abuse potentially.

      Hard to believe it was a chance mixup at 3:00 am

  23. KoreanSlumLord

    May 30, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Jack Nicklaus is THE GREATEST GOLFER OF
    ALL TIME!!! No doubt about that at all now! Jack was a champ- not out at 3:00am pill popping and driving around looking for hijinx, not acting like a bozo!

    • Rex

      May 30, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Remind me about how many world golf championships jack won

      • KoreanSlumLord

        May 30, 2017 at 1:04 pm

        Remind me how many times Jack got popped riding around town hopped up on goofballs, endangering other people? Even your dude John Daly not that dumb!

        • Savoury_Pudding

          May 30, 2017 at 1:45 pm

          I actually don’t care about some pathetic argument about who is better, but find it funny why someone’s off field behaviour has anything to do with an argument about what both achieved on the golf course.

          • JThunder

            May 30, 2017 at 11:41 pm

            Savoury Pudding is unAmerican – as evidenced by the communist spelling! Of course, any American who achieves something in sports, entertainment or business has carte blanche to behave exactly however they choose in all other walks of life. And still be applauded for their “achievements”. Who cares if Tiger is an awful person – look at what he used to be able to do with a 1.68″ dimpled ball! Role model! Hero! He moves the needle! Follow his path to greatness and god status.

            • Paul Doyle

              Jun 1, 2017 at 4:11 pm

              Don’t put words in my mouth and exaggerate. Muppet 1 was trying to suggest to Muppet 2 that this now confirms that Jack is a better player than Tiger. I merely questioned the logic behind such a simple argument. At no stage did I ever state that is OK to be a hopeless human being off the golf course provided you can play well. You would have loved me to say something like that, but sadly for you, I didn’t.

    • Carol

      May 30, 2017 at 11:51 pm

      CORRECTION GREATEST GOLFER OF HIS TIME>>>a time when there was NO MORE then 25 golfers in the whole world that could keep up with him…..Tiger was the GREATEST GOLFER OF HIS TIME, a time when there was 100 golfers in the world who could keep up with him…and TODAY there are 250 golfers in the world that can keep up with Jack or Tiger….ask Dustin. Jordan, Bubba, Sergio how hard it is to win a tournament these days……Jack never faced even 10 guys in a single tournament with skills as fine as his, but the guys now face 25 to 50 guys each week with those skills…

  24. Rho

    May 30, 2017 at 3:02 am

    Medication got you high, got you horny, you wanted action, so you left the house at 3am by yourself to go look but realized you had nowhere to go, so just as you were wandering around in the car swerving all over the map, you got caught – again.

  25. Duk Koo Kim

    May 29, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    I have no words. Poor guy done fell from life’s ugly tree and done hit every branch on the way down.

  26. Mad-Mex

    May 29, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    I hope this doesn’t ruin his chance at Dancing with the Stars!!!

    • SH

      May 30, 2017 at 2:56 am

      Thumbs up to that comment!

    • Mark

      May 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Comment of the thread! He and his tard legion no longer belong in golf.

  27. Tshow

    May 29, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Tiger has brought on every single adversity in his life upon himself. He was a great golfer, but just a human being. Hopefully he will get help if he needs it. I could care less about him as a golfer, he has been a non-factor for years. But, he is still a father with children. They are the most important part of his story moving forward.

    • JThunder

      May 30, 2017 at 11:44 pm

      His life choices so far have put himself ahead of his family. I agree, it would be nice to see that change.

  28. KoreanSlumLord

    May 29, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Alcohol not involved they say…just great!! A dirty pill popper driving recklessly around town risking other people’s lives. What a scumbag!!

  29. Fizzle

    May 29, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Hopefully you will as well. Your relentless attempts at point scoring are hardly the sign of ‘maturity’.

  30. Dr Troy

    May 29, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    If a class 3 narcotic is involved then I wouldnt doubt that is what caused him to 1) be pulled over and 2) have that look on his face…

  31. larry

    May 29, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    man he’s ugly

  32. Beggroll

    May 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Guy should be smart enough to get a cab home. Wonder if he will blame his sex addiction and go away for a few months?

  33. Dat

    May 29, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    I bet the commenters here want him dead. I don’t really care. Golf has changed since his absence. It has not been as exciting and the players seem more corporate than ever.

    • Brian

      May 29, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      Correct me if I’m not mistaken, but didn’t Tiger kind of kick off the whole “Corporate Golfer” trend with all of his endorsements?

      • TCJ

        May 30, 2017 at 12:28 pm

        But its not his fault!

        • JThunder

          May 30, 2017 at 11:47 pm

          Corporate golfer – Arnold Palmer? I mean, were any golfers pushing things like Pennzoil before him?

  34. Savoury_Pudding

    May 29, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    I think you need to grow up a little. Constantly trying to be right about some random point that no-one cares about. Determined to be inflammatory and push buttons, but sadly being as intimidating as an assault with a wet lettuce.

  35. Adam

    May 29, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Was it alcohol? When you see a guy with multiple back surgeries and pain, you begin to worry about opiate dependency.

    • Dr Troy

      May 29, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      You beat me to this, Adam…Not condoning this at all, only saying that if he is on any class 3 narcotic for pain, alcohol consumption is going to be magnified. There’s a reason on the side of pill bottles, it says not to operate machinery while consuming, especially with alcohol…

      • Adam

        May 30, 2017 at 5:55 pm

        I’d be very concerned about opiate dependency at this point. I’m a pharmacist, and I can tell you how easy it is to slide into a pattern of abuse.

  36. jgpl001

    May 29, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Looks like he was on a “tare up” with Robert Allenby ????

    What an idiot….

  37. Matt

    May 29, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Not for me to judge. I hope he gets his life in order as that is most important.

    • JThunder

      May 30, 2017 at 11:50 pm

      If he’s doing stuff in his own home – I could agree. When he is a clear danger to other people, then I think it’s fair to judge. Hardly the first time he’s taken pain medication, and hardly a fellow who can’t afford a cab fare. (Or purchase a limo fleet, etc)…

  38. Med-Mex

    May 29, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    OK, last one,,,,,,, let’s be honest, you think anyone who comes to this site would have been released on their own recognize after being arrested for drunk driving?

    • Tom1

      May 29, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      WTH ! happens all day every day in all fifty states.

    • Mat

      May 30, 2017 at 2:05 am

      It would be quite an exception to not be released.

  39. Med-Mex

    May 29, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Now for final Jepordy, and the answer is
    “I am sorry I let my fans down, I hope we can all put this behind us and move on. I will like to say thank you to my sponsors and hope they give me chance to redeem myself”

    And the answer is ” Every rich celebrity busted for drunk driving or doing something stupid hoping to keep their sponsors money flowing and their fans bamboozled “

  40. Med-Mex

    May 29, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    It’s going to be interesting what his sponsors are going to do,,,

    • Tom1

      May 29, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      Now that’s a great post and good question.

    • Qu

      May 29, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      Nige will stand by their golf star

    • Pro Tour Hack

      May 30, 2017 at 2:00 am

      Do? For what? He’s didn’t do anything, didn’t kill anyone and alcohol was not even involved. He got a DUI which is not the same as a DWI. And its not like he plowed through a field of small children killing them.

      • Rich

        May 30, 2017 at 5:33 am

        You idiot. The point is he COULD have. TW is a moron of the highest order.

      • LD

        May 30, 2017 at 6:08 am

        Good grief Steinberg, give it a rest already. We already heard all this nonsense when you got your DUI.

  41. Judge Smells

    May 29, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Tiga Tiger Woods yall

  42. KoreanSlumLord

    May 29, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    John Daly was never arrested for a DUI. So no, this is not the same as JD. JD never was arrested for putting innocent lives in danger.

    • Golfgirlrobin

      May 29, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      Cops, firemen, EMT’s, nurses, waitresses and bartenders getting off work, shift workers, cab drivers. Just a few “innocent” folks who deserve safe roads at 3 a.m.

    • Pro Tour Hack

      May 30, 2017 at 2:02 am

      I get off work at 3AM. I guess I have no business doing that…

  43. MattyH

    May 29, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    So, this is how I started my day… Grab my morning coffee. Click on Golfwrx. See mug shot. Read heading. Immediately laugh so hard that I think a little pee came out. No need to read the rest of the article. Bask in the feeling that yep, my life is going pretty well. What ever else happens, this is going to be a good day. Thanks a bunch, Tiger.

    • Savoury_Pudding

      May 29, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      I laughed so hard I think I put my back out…

    • Tal

      May 30, 2017 at 12:22 am

      Laughing at other people’s shortfallings to make you feel better about yourself. Sounds like life is grand.

      • Edrem

        May 30, 2017 at 11:12 am

        Eldrick is practicing to be a comedian, and comedians make fun of themselves, so yes, it’s ok for him to be laughing at this whole thing

  44. iShankEveryArticle

    May 29, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Bowditch arrested on DUI a few months ago, 3x the limit and people on this site saying to cut him a break and that “he’s human like the rest of us”. But when it happens to Tiger…

    • Tom1

      May 29, 2017 at 4:23 pm ol Matty up there, warm,wet and fuzzy feelin over anothers pending misgivings.

      • Jack

        May 29, 2017 at 4:56 pm

        There may be a few “haters” who comment, but there will be more than enough Tiger butt kissers like you two to make up for it.

        • Tom1

          May 29, 2017 at 7:55 pm

          Jack hope no similar misgivings befall you, if so KARMA.

          • MattyH

            May 30, 2017 at 12:14 am

            Not sure you’re using this word correctly:
            plural noun: misgivings
            a feeling of doubt or apprehension about the outcome or consequences of something.
            I have no feeling of doubt that he got arrested today.

  45. Trae

    May 29, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    This guy is turning into a clown. What a shame.

  46. Tom1

    May 29, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    well this sucks!

  47. Shallowface

    May 29, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    He can serve his suspension from the Tour while his back is healing. Which is nice.

  48. Brian

    May 29, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Told you Tiger had driving issues

  49. Brian

    May 29, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    It’s not his back it’s his b.a.c

  50. Wally

    May 29, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    I think what amazes me the most is you have a guy who can more than afford a “driver” to take him places and make sure he gets home safe while he has a good time with his buddies. This could be the last nail in the coffin.

    • Pro Tour Hack

      May 30, 2017 at 2:05 am

      Alcohol was not involved and he was not “out with his buddies”.

      • larrybud

        May 30, 2017 at 7:08 am

        Whether alcohol was involved or not is irrelevant, which is why DUI covers more than alcohol.

  51. Frank

    May 29, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Shocked quite shocked. Well at least he’s not Jon Daily.

    • Golfgirlrobin

      May 29, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      No, he’s not; Daly just won a tournament.

      • Frank

        May 29, 2017 at 10:52 pm

        Touche. But, to my point. No one has criticized John Daly as much as they have Tiger for his mistakes. To your point. Clearly as long as you win a tournament it’s cool.

        • MattyH

          May 30, 2017 at 12:07 am

          Um, no one has criticized John Daly’s mistakes more harshly because, hello??? It’s John Daly… He has been rocking a mullet on tour since 1987. 30 years. He and Dunlop did a line of putters some years ago aptly named (wait for it…) the REDNECK Series. Exceptional putters, BTW. This is who big John is. He is flawed by nature and it’s endearing. I’d have been more surprized if he had never run into problems with substances or the law. Tiger, on the other hand was engineered via marketing and the media to be virtually super human, infallible. I can’t watch enough reruns of his play from ’97 to ’07. That swing, that creativity, I loved it. But he was never in my mind a player for the people, of the people. He was a player for and of himself. His sense that all of his antics were perfectly acceptable, until he got caught, that is. Watch his press conference apologies on youtube. He’s apologizing not for what he did but that he got caught. Tiger’s is a fall from grace so spectacular that it often defies belief. Some may call this Tiger-hating but there is a nameless joy that some people experience when something like this happens. When so much is invested in hiding ones’ true self and then the world gets to see what’s really behind the veneer. These events, and others, show us Tiger’s true self, not the lie that was marketed to us. And you know this truth is his humiliation. John Daly has never appeared to deny who and what he really is. And that is why he is not so harshly criticized and never will be. And people will always love him for it.

  52. Qt

    May 29, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Time to hang ’em up. And stay indoors.

  53. Ward Wayne

    May 29, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I guess the floodgates are open. The TW haters will have a field day with this one!

  54. Brad King

    May 29, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Yikes…last person to leave turn out the lights. Tiger is officially done. What a fall from the top.

  55. JB

    May 29, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    How much do you want to bet that Steinberg spins this as Wood’s unknowingly mixing meds for his back with a few drinks? Even if that is the case I really hope he gets some help.

  56. R0B

    May 29, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    NOW…. It’s over!

    • Pro Tour Hack

      May 30, 2017 at 2:08 am

      Why would it be over? Cause he got arrested for what is not much more than a speeding ticket?

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It’s the Ardmore! Woods begins Quicken Loans National with TaylorMade putter in the bag



If you had a bet going with your buddies that there was no way Tiger Woods would depart from his beloved 13 major-winning Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS this week, you lose.

Woods started the first round of the Quicken Loans National with the TaylorMade Ardmore 3 he has been practicing all week with at TPC Potomac.

Adam Schupak spotted Woods’ caddie, Joe LaCava, on the way to the first tee for Woods’ 1:20 ET start time with the camo TaylorMade putter cover in the bag (not surprisingly, the TaylorMade Ardmore 3 was beneath the cover).

Woods has struggled with the putter this season, as we’re all well aware, particularly since the Memorial. No. 89 on Tour in strokes gained: putting, the 14-time major champion knew he had to do something.

“I’m trying to find something that I can feel again, like the swing of the putter, getting my body in the right positions and seeing the lines again,” Woods said. “You know, it’s just one of those things, once I start to get the ball rolling on my lines, then I’ll be back to putting like I was. I just have not been rolling it on my lines. And then on top of that, when they don’t roll on lines, then I have a hard time seeing my lines and it’s a vicious cycle. And I’m just trying to get out of that cycle.”

Woods reportedly tried a number of TaylorMade putters in the Bahamas last week, arriving (as far as we know) at the Quicken Loans National with just the Ardmore and his Newport to choose between.

He has made his choice for the first round. We’ll see how it pans out and whether Woods remains a mallet man all week.

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5 things we learned on Sunday of the 2018 U.S. Open



Opportunity knocked for so many golfers, yet it was the 2017 champion who seized the moment when it was his. Brooks Koepka fired his second sub-par round of the week on Sunday to separate from playing partner Dustin Johnson, and enter the pantheon of multiple major champions. He became the 7th player to defend his title, joining old-school legends like Willie Anderson and John McDermott, mid-century icons like Ralph Guldahl and Ben Hogan, and the last man to accomplish the feat, Curtis Strange. With that introduction, let’s move to the main event, the 5 things we learned on Sunday at Shinnecock Hills.

5) The USGA gave golf a chance

True to its word, the USGA pulled out all the stops in the wee hours of Sunday morn. The course set-up team ensured that enough water was distributed to putting surfaces, that worthy shots would not be punished. Hole locations were assessed and confirmed, also ensuring that multiple opportunities for success were available. As a result, 15 golfers turned in scores under par of 70, highlighted by Tommy Fleetwood’s 7-under stunner. Although many fans, writers and players were quick to assault the organizers for losing control of the course, the USGA reminded us that it always had control of the conditions at Shinny, and that its only mistake was to soar too close to the sun.

4) Captain America ran out of gas

If Patrick Reed had been able to sign his card on the 9th tee, when he stood 5-under on the day and 1-over for the tournament, he would be in a playoff with the eventual champion as I type. Unfortunate for this year’s Masters champion was that 10 holes remained. Reed promptly bogeyed the 9th, added 3 more bogeys on the inward half, and summoned just one birdie toward the end. His fourth-place finish was his best in a U.S. Open, but knowing that victory was in the cards will sting for a while.

3) DJ and Finau gave it a run

Where to begin? How about this: DJ had four bogeys on Sunday. He totaled that many on Thursday-Friday combined. He had birdies, too, but couldn’t find the game that possessed him over the opening 36 holes. Oddly enough, this type of experience won’t be a setback for the 2016 champion. After all, he came back from a career-killer in 2015, when he 3-whacked his way out of a playoff with Jordan Spieth at Chambers Bay. As for Milton Pouhau Finau, aka Tony, the Utah native had never before been in the final group on any day of a major professional championship. He acquitted himself well, standing even on the day and 3-over for T2 at the 18th tee. Knowing that he needed eagle for a playoff might have taken the final winds from his sails, and he limped home with double bogey and solo third. Looking ahead to the final August playing of the PGA Championship, Bellerive near St. Louis might just be his type of course.

2) Tom Terrific nearly made his own U.S. Open history

I’ll write this cautiously, as I’m certain I would have intimated in the 1980s and 90s that Colin Montgomerie and Lee Westwood would have been major champions by now. Tommy Fleetwood ought to win one of these things soon. His record-tying 63 was a short putt away from a record-breaking 62. Eight birdies against a single bogey was the stuff of legend, and if only he had trusted that final putt a bit higher on the break … that’s not fair. Fleetwood right now is the fellow to watch at Carnoustie next month. Bet a few quid or bob or whatever on the Southport native, as he should contend for the title.

1) Brooks cooks up a winning broth

It’s easy to look back and see all the great shots that the defending champion hit over the four days of the 2018 U.S. Open, shots that would win him his second consecutive trophy. Remember that 60-feet bomb to save par on Saturday? Shades of Costantino Rocca. How about the approach shots to within mere feet that earned him 5 birdies on Sunday, including a competition-killer on 16? Koepka was the guy we thought Dustin Johnson would be. Perhaps it was the time off for wrist rehabilitation early this season that gave him the burning desire to win. Out for nearly 4 months, Koepka had plenty of time to ponder what he achieved last June in Wisconsin, and what might lay ahead for him. The begged question is, does the most recent, two-time major winner have the game to acquire more of the game’s cherished trophies?

Related: Brooks Koepka’s Winning WITB from the 2018 U.S. Open

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Wednesday’s Photos from the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills



GolfWRX is live from the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club (par 70; 7,440 yards) in Southhampton, New York. The U.S. Open returns to Shinnecock for the first time since 2004 when Retief Goosen won (he failed to qualify for the 2018 event).


Phil Mickelson, who has two top-5 finishes at Shinnecock Hills, will seek to fill out his career Grand Slam with a win this week. Also, it’s Tiger Woods’ 10-year anniversary of winning the legendary 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines — that was his most recent major championship victory.

Also in the field are headliners Dustin Johnson (now ranked No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings), Justin Thomas (No. 2), Justin Rose (No. 3), Jon Rahm (No. 4) and Jordan Spieth (No. 5).

Brooks Koepka (No. 9) is the defending champion; he won last year by four shots for his first and only major so far in his career.

Check out our photos from Shinnecock Hills below!

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