Report: Tiger Woods Mixed Xanax And Painkillers Before DUI Arrest

A recent report may have just revealed why the famous golfer was acting drunk during a recent arrest. 

According to a police report obtained by the Golf Channel, Tiger Woods told Officer Christopher Fandry during his arrest that he'd taken Xanax, a prescription drug often used to treat anxiety or depression. And while, he hadn't mixed the pills with any alcohol—he blew a 0.000 on two breathalyzer tests—Woods did admit to also using various painkillers, most notably Vicodin.

And apparently when Vicodin is paired with a drug like Xanax, the results can be pretty disastrous. The FDA reports that when the two drugs are combined, users can become unconscious, fall into a coma, or even die.

But while Woods had told Officer Fandry about his Xanax use, he failed to inform authorities at a drug testing facility that he'd been taking the prescription. Instead, he only told them about the four other medications he was on—"Soloxex (sic), Torix (sic), Vioxx and Vicodin."

Original arrest reports released to the public had information about Woods' Xanax use redacted. However, an unredacted version was released to the Golf Channel and subsequently shared on their website on June 9, 2017.

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Woods was arrested in Jupiter, Fla. on the morning of May 29. Though previous reports claim that Woods, 41, had been pulled over by cops after driving erratically, it was later revealed that police had found Woods asleep at the wheel on the side of the road. Officers described Woods' speech as "slow, sluggish, very slurred." In dash cam footage of his arrest, Woods appeared tired and confused, resembling a zombie as he cooperated with authorities. 

"I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions. I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved," Woods stated after news of his arrest broke. "What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly."

Woods is scheduled to appear in court on July 5, 2017 in Palm Beach County.