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Tiger Woods receives 'professional help' to manage medication

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Tiger Woods, arrested three weeks ago for impaired driving, said he is receiving "professional help" to manage his medications and help cope with back pain and a sleep disorder.

Woods, a 14-time major golf champion who has not won a PGA Tour title since 2013, was arrested May 29 when police in Florida, found him asleep at the wheel of his car on a road.

A police report uncovered by The Golf Channel said Woods told authorities he had not been drinking but had a reaction to several prescription drugs, including Xanax, which can be used to treat insomnia.

"I'm currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder," Woods wrote in a posting on Twitter. "I want to thank everyone for the amazing support and understanding, especially the fans and players on tour."

Mark Steinberg, Woods's agent, said that the golf star was undergoing "in-patient treatment." Last month, Woods announced he had undergone a fourth back surgery that would cause him to miss the rest of the season.

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