Enquirer: Tiger Hooked on Drugs, Too

Woods returned to rehab for substance abuse, not sex addiction: tab
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2010 4:36 PM CST
In this June 13, 2008 file photo, Tiger Woods grimaces after hitting from the rough on the first fairway during the second round of the US Open championship at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
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(Newser) – Tiger Woods isn't just a great golfer and a sex addict—he's a drug addict, too, according to the National Enquirer. Woods "blamed a lot of his cheating behavior on his drug addiction, saying that the drugs were responsible for impairing his judgment," but wife Elin Nordegren isn't buying it. The tabloid says his problem is with two substances, which Fanhouse reports are a prescription painkiller and Ambien. Meanwhile, Gatorade said today it's dropping its onetime stalwart, the AP reports.

Considering he's in seclusion in Arizona, Tiger's been busy. His lawyers have scotched the risqué PETA ad using him as an example of why "too much sex can be a bad thing," TMZ reports. And he's received encouraging phone calls from both President Obama and Bill Clinton, Golf Digest reports in a lengthy takeout on the scandal and the fallout.

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