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Tiger Woods DUI Mugshot Turns Into Internet Meme

By  James Barrett

Memorial Day weekend did not go well for Tiger Woods, who was booked in a jail in Jupiter, Florida after being arrested around 3 a.m. on suspicion of a DUI. The legendary golfer has since issued a statement (below) insisting that alcohol was not involved, rather that he had reacted strongly to some prescribed medications.

Regardless of what substance was at work, Woods’ DUI mugshot has inevitably gone viral, resulting in meme hilarity. A few examples below.

One Instagram user thought the new photo of Woods might work well in a revived Nike campaign, with a substance-abuse twist:

Or the new cover for an EA Sports’ special edition of PGA Tour ’17:

Then there’s this DUI-themed video:

The evolution of Woods as the holiday weekend progressed:

One Twitterer found another angle on the mugshut:

A heavy dose of reality for online dating:

For more examples, The Daily Mail has some here.

Woods was released about eight hours after being arrested. Soon after, he issued a statement taking “full responsibility” for his actions and explaining that the DUI was a result of “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications”:

“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Woods said in a statement released Monday night. “I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly. I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again.”

He added, “I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office for their professionalism.”

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