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Tiger Woods Pleads Guilty To Reckless Driving — What That Means For The Professional Golfer

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Oct. 27 2017, Published 6:59 p.m. ET

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Tiger Woods headed to court on Friday in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where he pleaded guilty to reckless driving and agreed to enter a diversion program. As part of the program, he will spend a year on probation and pay a $250 fine, attend DUI school, and be subjected to random drug and alcohol testing. He is not allowed to consume alcohol during his year on probation.

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The golf professional already has completed 50 hours of community service as part of the plea deal, according to Assistant State Attorney Richard Clausi.

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Tiger, 41, was arrested in May in Jupiter, Florida for a DUI, though he claims he was not drinking any alcohol.

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According to Palm Beach Post, the pro golfer had to be awoken by cops who spotted him in his 2015 black Mercedes-Benz. The car was still running and the right blinker was flashing.

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In a statement, Tiger said the situation was due to “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.”

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“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions.” He apologized “with all my heart” to “my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again,” he added.

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What are your thoughts on his sentence? Let us know in the comments section. 

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