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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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GolfWRX visits with Ryan Palmer



The 2019 Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial is upon us. I got the chance to sit down with three-time PGA Tour winner and Colonial Country Club member Ryan Palmer ahead of his opening round at the PGA Tour’s stop in Fort Worth, Texas. We discussed why he loves Colonial, how it felt to win on tour again, his friendship with Jon Rahm, the Ryan Palmer Foundation, and why he chooses not to have a club equipment sponsorship.

(GolfWRX spoke with the actual, not the cardboard, Ryan Palmer)

JN: Do you have a home field advantage here at Colonial?

RP: To a point, I guess. Obviously, I have played this golf course in every type of wind. I mean, I know certain holes play shorter than they are. So, a little bit of an advantage because I don’t put much stress into the golf course itself. I just know it. And of course, James, my caddie, knows it. And that is nice. But I do put more pressure on myself because I want to play well here

JN: Why did you decide to join Colonial as a full golfing member?

RP: The history of it. To me, it’s one of the most prestigious clubs…if not the most prestigious club…in Dallas/Fort Worth. History of the golf course, history of the tournament. The more and more I played it…playing in the tournament for 16 years now…the guys that play in the ‘big game’ took me in and they’ve thrown a few parties for James and me after we won a few times. I thought the best way to give back then is to join and become a full member.

JN: How often do you play out here?

RP: If I am home for a week, I play at least twice a week. Just to play in the big game. If I am home and playing golf, I am playing here.

JN: Tell me about the Ryan Palmer Foundation

RP: I started it in ’03 in Amarillo with my dad and my good friend Billy Slaughter. We do a lot of different things but our biggest thing now is our brighter smiles initiative through dentistry. My wife Jennifer is a dentist. And our good friend Chris Swayden with Smile Workshop here in DFW does a lot of our work here and then Kyle Sparkman in Amarillo, Texas does all our dental work out there. The biggest thing was just bringing in kids to boost their self-esteem, give them a better way of life. A lot of their families don’t have the means and the funds to provide dental care. It’s an easy decision to help these kids and give these kids a sense of confidence. I have read stories about kids wearing hoodies to school because of their teeth. That’s pretty sad. I have always been about giving back and having an immediate impact. So what better way than to provide dental care.

JN: How big was that win at the Zurich in New Orleans for you?

RP: It was unbelievable. Nine years since our last win. But to have Jennifer, my wife, there and our son Mason, 12 years old, was there. He was there in ’08 when I won. But he was a year and half so he had no clue. In 2010, they weren’t there. But to have them there and have him finally see it. Mason always asks “Dad, are you going to get a trophy?” So to have him there to finally witness it…that was special.

JN: How did the partnership with Jon Rahm come about?

RP: We met in ’15 at the Phoenix Open. I knew Jordan wasn’t playing this year at Zurich. Jon and I had played some rounds together. He played in my charity event last year. So, I knew Jon a little bit and I know his caddie, Adam Hayes real well. We’ve known him since we have been on tour, James and I. And so, I talked to James about players we should want to play with and Jon was one of the top ones. So, I texted Adam and mentioned the idea to Jon and he loved it. Jon and my games are pretty similar as far as ball striking. So I shot Jon a text and he accepted.

AVONDALE, LA – APRIL 28: Ryan Palmer and Jon Rahm fist bump on the fourth hole during the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana on April 28, 2019 in Avondale, Louisiana. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

JN: Are you going to play together again next year?

RP: It would be hard not to play together again next year. I will have to run it by Jordan….no I’m kidding. Jordan was happy for me and excited. He gets it. As long as Jon wants to play, we will go try to defend.

JN: What are your thoughts on not having a full bag club sponsorship?

RP: It is just a matter of playing with what I like. When I first got on tour, you would sign a full deal and it was pretty good. Now you are signing for balls and all 14 clubs. I love the Taylor Made driver but they cut out the driver only deals. They went just full line. Fortunately, with the help of Mike Chisholm and Chisholm Sports, I have some great corporate partners. United Rentals, a great deal with Unisys, RBC. I am able to have these corporate sponsors allow me to play what I want. I made some comments like ‘two hundred grand is not worth an equipment contract on tour because of what you can make that week.’

So, I got ribbed a little bit for making that comment but honestly it is not worth it in today’s game. We play for so much money now each and every week that by the time you get a $200,000 deal, you’re paying taxes and management, at the end of the day its worth a top 20-finish. And then you have to play those clubs all year long, whether you like them or not. So now I can play whatever putter or iron or driver I want. I am only under contract with ball, shoes and gloves. Footjoy and Titleist. I test and I tinker now and then but I always go back to what I have performed with in the past. I stand over a tee shot and I think, I know I hit this driver this way at this tournament at this particular moment. Why would I change?

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10 interesting photos from Monday’s U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Northwood Club



GolfWRX had feet on the ground at Northwood Club in Dallas, Texas for this Monday’s U.S. Open sectional qualifying. We have seven galleries in our forums filled to the brim with photos from Monday’s action, and here are ten interesting selections for you to enjoy.

“Talk to me Goose.” And presumably, “I feel the need for speed.” Top Gun all the way!

Jim Nous’ bag full of Ping clubs features three visible wedges all with different bounce.

Blaine Hale rocking this great looking TaylorMade Spider headcover.

Shorts on the course –  a rarity.

Conner Koberg showing off his colors with this Iowa State headcover.

Julius Boros won the 1952 U.S. Open at Northwood Club. One of his three major triumphs. How about that bag?

Stephen Jaeger played collegiate golf at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, but he’s quite clearly proud of his homeland too.

Noah Goodwin is another player who loves the raw finish on the Callaway Apex MB irons.

Up close with the Titleist 718 T-MB utility iron


A glance at Northwood Club itself.

Check out all of Monday’s photos on our forums.

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Tour Photo Galleries

12 interesting photos from Tuesday at the PGA Championship



GolfWRX is live this week from the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black!

We have two general photo galleries, plenty of WITB galleries as well as some specialized galleries from Tuesday’s action at Bethpage Black for you to enjoy and you can find all the links below. Here are twelve interesting selections from those galleries for you to enjoy.

Another look at Callaway’s NYC-themed headcovers, (these in Jim Furyk’s bag)

Hideki Matsuyama’s new Scotty Cameron putter.

Rickie Fowler’s custom COBRA x Vessel Tour Staff Bag.

And the 30-year-old’s Puma Warning headcover for this week’s championship.

Luke List’s Axis 1 putter.

New Steelfiber “Black Label” shafts have been spotted at Bethpage Black.

A look inside Jon “Rahmbo” Rahm’s bag ahead of his effort to land his maiden major title.

A closer look at the “warning” sign on the TaylorMade staff bag

Jason Dufner’s Spider putter which according to one of our members, looks as if it’s “wearing a tuxedo”

Aldila’s new Rip X shaft.

Recent winner on the European Tour, Mikko Korohen, has this unique flat-stick in his bag in New York.

What’s on offer for spectators this week.

Check out all of Tuesday’s photos on our forums.

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