TIGER WOODS’ probation period for his DUI arrest has ended one month early – meaning he can drink alcohol again.
The golf superstar was found asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes in May last year and dashcam footage showed him barely able to stand and slurring his words.
Woods, 42, was found to have a cocktail of drugs in his body at the time and in October 2017 pleaded guilty to reckless driving.
He avoided going behind bars in a deal that saw him agree to take a DUI diversion course as well as be put on probation for 12 months.
During this time he could not drink alcohol or take drugs and was subjected to random drug and alcohol testing.
The Palm Beach County State Attorney in West Palm Beach, Florida, wrote in a legal document that Woods’ probation could end a month early.
It read: “The Court being fully advised that the Defendant has successfully completed all regular and special conditions of probation, it is hereby, ordered, adjudged and decreed that the Defendant’s probation is hereby terminated successfully.”
The ruling means Woods can celebrate in style should the United States win the Ryder Cup in France next week.
Woods was originally selected as one of captain Jim Furyk’s vice-captains but was given a pick to play after his stunning return to form this year.
The former world No 1 underwent make-or-break spinal fusion surgery and it has rejuvenated his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’ record 18-Major haul.
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Woods briefly held the lead during the final round of this year’s Open at Carnoustie.
And he finished runner-up to Brooks Koepka in the US PGA Championship last month.
He tees off in the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta this week with a shot of winning the £7.6million FedEx Cup bonus.