Tiger Woods has competed in 328 career PGA Tour events, but just one since the 2015 Wyndham Championship – a missed cut at this year’s Farmers Insurance Open.
A series of injury and personal issues have led to extended absences, which has required rehab, on both the body and mind. An important step occurred in the rehab process on Monday: Tiger announced that he has completed a “private intensive program,” part of his quest to beat an addiction to painkillers. The addiction came to light following a DUI in late May, an incident Tiger initially claimed was an unexpected reaction to pain medication.
- Rehab Complete: Tiger Woods announced via Twitter on Monday that he has completed the program he entered to get his pain medication management under control. He is prescribed a large amount of pills due to injury and sleep problems.
- Feeling Too Great?: Five days before his DUI arrest, Tiger tweeted that he was feeling much better than he had in some time, referring to a back fusion surgery. Most of his time missed on the PGA Tour over the past three seasons has been due to ongoing back problems.
- Potent Cocktail: During the DUI arrest, Tiger told police that he takes several medications for pain management, including Vicodin and Xanax.
- No Return Date: There is no current timetable for when Tiger is expected to be back on the course.
“I recently completed an out of state private intensive program. I will continue to tackle this going forward with my doctors, family, and friends. I am so thankful for all the support I have received.”