Golf legend Tiger Woods 'arrested for drink-driving in Florida'

Tiger Woods of the United States smiles on the practice range during a practice round prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2015
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Golf legend Tiger Woods is reportedly arrested for drink-driving in Florida.

Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods has reportedly been arrested for drink-driving in Florida.

Police have confirmed that the 41-year-old American, who has been struggling with back problems over the last few years, was detained by authorities on Monday.

Jupiter police spokeswoman Kristin Rightler has revealed that Woods was arrested at 3am, and according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff Office's online records, the golfer was put into a local jail before being released a few hours later, reports CNN.

According to BBC Sport, it is believed that Woods had an unlawful blood alcohol level in his system at the time of his arrest.

Woods, who has 14 Major honours to his name, has not played competitive golf since withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Classic in February.

Tiger Woods of the US plays during a practice round for he 79th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2015
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