Woods receiving 'professional help' to
manage pain meds
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[June 20, 2017]
Tiger Woods said on Monday he is receiving
"professional help" to manage his use of the medications he takes to
relieve back pain and insomnia following his arrest for driving while
intoxicated last month.
Golfer Tiger Woods smiles as he sits down to sign copies of his new book
"The 1997 Masters: My Story" at a book signing event at a Barnes & Noble
store in New York City, New York, U.S., March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Mike
Florida police found the 41-year-old asleep
behind the wheel of his vehicle in the early hours of May 29. He
tested negative for alcohol after his arrest and later released
a statement saying he had experienced an unexpected reaction to
"I'm currently receiving professional help to manage my
medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep
disorder," he posted on Twitter on Monday.
"I want to thank everyone for their amazing outpouring of
support and understanding especially the fans and players on
Woods is the winner of 14 major championships, second only to
Jack Nicklaus, but has hardly played in the last 22 months after
undergoing multiple back surgeries.
(Writing by Rory Carroll; Editing by Peter Rutherford)
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