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PGA had banned two of the five substances found in Tiger Woods' system during DUI

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Tiger Woods had the active ingredient for marijuana, two painkillers, and two sleep drugs in his system when he was arrested on a DUI charge earlier this year, according to a report released Tuesday by the police.

Hydromorphone plus its link to Dilaudid and delta-9 are listed as prohibited “drugs of abuse” on page 24 of the Tour’s current anti-doping guide.

The police in Jupiter released the report less than a week after Woods agreed to enter a diversion program to settle his driving while intoxicated charges. 

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Woods had THC, the active ingredient for marijuana; as well as the painkillers Vicodin and Dilaudid; the anxiety and sleep drug Xanax; and the anti-insomnia drug Ambien in his system when he was arrested at 2am on May 29 about 15 miles from his home in Jupiter.

Police had found him unconscious in his Mercedes-Benz, which was parked awkwardly on the side of the road and had damage to the driver’s side.

It is not clear how he damaged the car, as officers checked the area, but did not find that he had hit anything.

Woods issued a statement Tuesday saying he had been trying on his own to treat his insomnia and pain from his fourth back operation, which he underwent in April. He did not specifically address the marijuana issue. None was found in his possession.

“I realise now it was a mistake to do this without medical assistance,” said Woods, who completed an out-of-state drug treatment program last month.

“I am continuing to work with my doctors, and they feel I’ve made significant progress.”

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Woods is scheduled to plead guilty to reckless driving October 25 and enter the county’s diversion program.

Under the plea deal, prosecutors would drop the DUI charge, which is a more severe charge than reckless driving. In the diversion program, Woods will spend a year on probation and pay a $250 fine and court costs.

He would also have to attend DUI school, perform 50 hours of community service, and attend a workshop where victims of impaired drivers detail how their lives were damaged. 

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Tiger Woods
US Open Golf
Ryder Cup
PGA Championships
Golf
Rory McIlroy
The Open
PGA Tour

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