Planet Golf — 10 June 2017 by GW staff and news services
Golf Bag: Tiger says he took Xanax

Tiger Woods told police when he was arrested May 29 on suspicion of DUI that one of the drugs he was taking was Xanax, according to an unredacted police report obtained by The Golf Channel. The Golf Channel obtained a version of a Jupiter Police Department (Florida) report that wasn’t redacted like the version police released to the media last week.

Xanax is typically used to treat anxiety and panic disorders as well as insomnia. It is commonly referred to as a benzodiazepine.

In the original report, on a line labeled “medical conditions,” police listed Vicodin, Soloxex (sic), Torix (sic) and Vioxx, which Woods noted that he had not taken this year. Xanax was not listed.

Woods, who fell asleep at the wheel and was observed by police with his car pulled over on a road near his home in Jupiter, failed multiple field sobriety tests but also blew a 0.00 on a breathalyzer after being taken into custody. Woods later said his condition was from an “unexpected reaction” to prescription medication.

Woods also underwent a urine test; results of that test have not been released.

Two hole-in-ones in three-hole stretch

George Cook estimates he’s played hundreds of rounds at Anaconda Hills Golf Course in Montana. Until this past week, he never had a hole-in-one.

And he didn’t have to wait long for the second.

Fifteen minutes after acing the No. 13 hole in men’s league play, Cook made his second hole-in-one on the 15th.

“It’s kind of surreal,” Cook, of Great Falls, Montana, told “I hit the first one, it was exciting. OK, I can check that off the bucket list. Go to the next hole, have a good hole and the next hole I do it again. At the time it was exciting, now it’s really setting in how cool it really was.”

Cook, a 58-year-old retired firefighter with a 9-handicap, used a 7-iron on the par-3 13th.

“The swing was just sweet,” Cook said. “Everybody’s looking, going, ‘You’re right at it, you’re right at it.’ The ball hops twice, boom, gone. We got all excited.”

He parred the 14th hole, and then on the 112-yard No. 15, he took out a sand wedge.

“Same thing. Pure swing — everyone’s telling me I was going right at it,” Cook said. “Hops once — boom — in the hole.”

Two aces in three holes?

Cook figured he should ride the lucky streak.

“I also bought two lottery tickets,” he said. “So I may be worth millions here soon.”

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