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Woods completes rehab programme

Los Angeles: Former world No.1 one Tiger Woods completed a programme to help him manage his medications, following his arrest in May for impaired driving.

Woods said he would move forward with his next round of treatment to ease back pain and sleep issues with the help of his physician and relatives.

“I recently completed an out of state private intensive programme,” the golfing icon wrote on his Twitter account. “I’ll continue to tackle this going forward with my doctors, family and friends.”

Woods has had several surgeries to relieve lingering back pain, was booked but released several hours later by Palm Beach County police.

"I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved," said Woods, whose police report showed he had passed a breathalyzer test. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly," he added.

Fourteen-time major winner Woods, 41, has not played professionally since withdrawing from a tournament in Dubai in February.

A 79-time winner on the PGA Tour, he has competed in only 19 events on the PGA Tour since the end of 2013, recording one top-10 finish during that period. He won his last major title at the 2008 US Open.

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