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Tiger Woods hearing on DUI charge delayed to August

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WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – The arraignment of golfer Tiger Woods on a DUI charge has been delayed until August.

Court documents filed on Thursday show the presiding judge cancelled the original July 5 hearing and reset it for August 9.

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Tiger Woods last played competitive golf in February. Photo: Orlando Ramirez, USA TODAY Sports

No details were provided.

Woods was charged with driving under the influence after police in Jupiter, Florida, found him asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz about 2am on May 29.

Breath tests showed no presence of alcohol, but Woods told officers he had a reaction to several prescription drugs, including Vicodin and Xanax.

Woods could qualify for a diversion programme in which the DUI charge is downgraded to reckless driving, which results in a probation, fine and other conditions such as taking a DUI course.

Woods’ attorney did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

The 14-time major champion last played competitive golf in February in Dubai, with the last few years of his career being a never-ending story of back and knee injuries.

AP

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