Tiger Woods has stopped short of saying he headed to rehab after his DUI arrest, instead telling fans he is receiving ‘professional help’.
The legendary golfer posted a statement on Twitter Monday night providing an update on his treatment.
‘I’m currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder,’ it read.
Tiger Woods was spotted at a cinema in Florida with his nine-year-old daughter Sam and eight-year-old son Charlie on Sunday morning – just weeks after his infamous 3am DUI arrest
The trio, who were flanked by an unidentified female and two security guards, were leaving a cinema after seeing the film, Cars 3.
Woods was clad in a baseball cap, black shorts and a grey long-sleeved shirt for the Father’s Day outing.
It comes a week after reports emerged the 41-year-old had booked out the entire male inpatient unit at The Jupiter Medical Center for 28 days to be treated for ‘pain killer addiction’.
Sources told Radar Online that the rehab stint was to help settle the concerns of his ex-wife Elin Nordegren, who he shares joint custody of the children with.
The pair have shared custody of their children since their 2010 divorce but, according to the anonymous friend, part of their agreement was that Woods was to avoid any public scandal in order to keep his share.
Woods tweeted this statement to his fans on Monday night amid reports he had entered rehab
Woods was arrested in Jupiter on May 29 after being found by police asleep at the wheel of his $220,000 Mercedes. The car was stationary with the engine running
If he breaks it, he could see his time with the children cut by 20 per cent – leaving them with Elin 70 per cent of the time and giving him just 30.
Woods’ high profile DUI arrest on May 29 prompted her to consider applying for full custody of the children, the source claimed.
According to the Radar Online, Woods visited the rehab center with his children on June 2 and signed up for treatment just days later.
The former couple’s divorce came after a parade of women, including strippers and sex workers, revealed themselves as mistresses of the golf star.
Afterwards, Woods checked himself in to the Pine Grove Rehabilitation Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for sex addiction treatment.
Later, he received treatment for Vicodin addiction at The Meadows in Arizona.
The most recent incident was sparked when Woods was arrested by the side of the road on May 29 near his mansion in Jupiter and charged with driving under the influence.
He had taken a cocktail of prescription drugs when police found him asleep inside his damaged $220,000 Mercedes with the engine running.
Woods and Nordegren divorced in 2010 after his serial infidelity was exposed. They are pictured at the 2006 Ryder Cup
The 41-year-old was then filmed swaying in the street and slurring his words as he tried to take part in field sobriety tests.
He was later taken to a Jupiter police station where he struggled to blow into a breathalyzer and fell asleep on a chair while he was being processed.
Woods will return to court on August 9 to face a single DUI charge
Though he had no alcohol in his system, Woods had taken Soloxex, Vicodin, Torix and Vioxx – four different prescription drugs.
In a statement after his arrest, he said his sleepy state was an adverse reaction to them.
‘What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications,” Woods said in the statement. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.
‘I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions, I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved,’ he said.
He also apologized to his family and friends, adding: ‘I expect more from myself too.
‘I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again.’
Woods is due to face court over the DUI charge on August 9.
He could qualify for a diversion program in which the DUI charge is downgraded to reckless driving, which results in probation, fine and other conditions such as taking a DUI course.