Legendary golfer Tiger Woods was arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Florida on Memorial Day, police said.

Woods, a Jupiter resident, was taken into custody at 3 a.m. Monday, according to WPTV. The scandal-plagued golfer was booked into a county jail under his birth name Eldrick Woods, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s website.

Woods, 41, was charged with DUI and released on his own recognizance about 10:50 a.m.

The golfer has been living Jupiter Island since 2006 after buying a $40 million estate there, The New York Times reported.


Woods has won 14 major tournaments. In 1997, everyone on the golf course couldn’t take their eyes off Woods. He shot 40 on his opening nine in his first major championship as a pro and still won by 12 strokes. He averaged 25 yards longer off the tee than the next closest player, blowing by bunkers and firing darts into the roly-poly greens with shorter irons and from angles no one else had even considered. He made everything inside 8 feet.

His attempts to jump-start his career again after being derailed by chronic injuries has been unsuccessful. In February, he was walked off the course at the Dubai Desert Classic with back spasms. He hasn’t won a major since 2008.

“I’m trying everything to be able to get back and play,” Woods said in late March.

Woods’ first major scandal happened in 2009 when he was injured in a car crash in front of his Orlando, Florida home. Days later, reports surfaced that Woods cheated on his then-wife Elin Nordegren with dozens of women during their five-year marriage. The couple got divorce in 2010.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.