Tiger Woods at the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in February.
Tiger Woods at the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in February. Kamran Jebreili

Tiger Woods reportedly heading back to rehab

TIGER Woods - faced with possibly losing joint custody of his two young children after his drink-driving bust last month - is going back into rehab, a new report says.

The New York Post is reporting that Woods recently reserved the entire male inpatient unit of the Jupiter Medical Centre near his Florida home for his stint for an addiction to prescription medication.

"Tiger visited the hospital with his children on June 2, then went alone two days later to complete paperwork and his assessment," a source told Radar Online.

Woods, 41, was arrested near his Florida home on May 29 after being found dozing behind the wheel of his banged-up Mercedes Benz.

He later admitted to police that he had taken anxiety medication Xanax earlier in the night and also was on the painkiller Vicodin.

Humiliating police car dash-cam video showed the fallen star barely able to speak or walk. At one point, he told police he thought he was in California.

 

American golfer Tiger Woods being arrested on a drink-driving charge in Jupiter, Florida, in May.
American golfer Tiger Woods being arrested on a drink-driving charge in Jupiter, Florida, in May. SUPPLIED

Woods has undergone several surgeries on his back, the most recent time in April.

He previously underwent rehab in 2010 for an addiction to Vicodin and Ambien.

He also has been treated for a sex addiction after being exposed as a serial extramarital cheater in 2009, prompting his good-guy image - as well as his marriage to former Swedish model Elin Nordegren - to implode.

A source told Radar that his relationship with his kids was at stake.

"If Tiger gets caught up in a scandal, he could face losing the 20% custody he currently has" of daughter Sam, 9, and son Charlie, 8, the source said.

A spokesman for Woods told the New York Post he had no comment.

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