Tiger Woods takes in World Series Game 2
LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods sat behind the visiting dugout for Game 2 of the World Series and the 14-time major winner sported a Los Angeles Dodgers jersey.
Woods gave a meek smile as his image was shown on the video board in the third inning Wednesday. Woods, 41, grew up in Orange County about 30 miles from Dodger Stadium. His appearance here comes the same day he originally was slated to enter a plea in his DUI case in Florida.
Woods hasn’t played a round of competitive golf since withdrawing from a tournament in February. Woods underwent fusion surgery on his back in April, the fourth procedure on his back since April 2014.
In May, Woods was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence near his Jupiter, Fla., home. He told officers during the course of his arrest he was taking multiple prescription medications, including Vicodin and Xanax.
Woods completed an in-patient treatment program to manage the pain medications and a sleep disorder in July.
Prosecutors allowed Woods to enter Palm Beach County’s first-time DUI offender program, which could lead to the DUI charge being dropped. A reckless driving charge would remain on his record after the plea deal.
Woods, as is protocol in diversion cases, was scheduled to enter a plea as part of the plea agreement on Wednesday. It was announced earlier this week that the plea hearing would instead take place Friday.
During the past several weeks, Woods has fueled talk of a comeback by posting videos on Twitter as he graduates through his bag. On Oct. 16, agent Mark Steinberg told ESPN that Woods’ doctor had given him the green light to return to competition.
Earlier Wednesday, former pro golfer Ian Baker-Finch told GolfDigest.com that he saw Woods playing a round with friends at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Fla., on Tuesday and ”His swing was smooth. He looked normal.”
Also in attendance Wednesday was future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning.
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