Woods sparks concerns amongst golf fans as clip from Las Vegas charity poker night goes viral

June 5, 2024

Tiger Woods has sparked concerns amongst golf fans after a clip from his own charity poker event in Las Vegas went viral on social media.

The 15-time major winner was caught on camera by American professional poker player Phil Hellmuth during his Tiger Jam poker charity event. 

One of the highlights of the event is Tiger’s Poker Night, which attracts A-list celebrities and familiar faces within the world of poker. 

Hellmuth had bumped into Woods during the event, which ran from May 31 until June 1, and the two talked about the 48-year-old’s TGR Foundation. 

Woods said without a doubt that TGR’s biggest success stems from the stories that kids come back and tell after being provided an education through his foundation.

‘All of a sudden they’re in college flourishing,’ he said. ‘Going to Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Yale and going to amazing places doing amazing things.’ 

However, the clip raised eyebrows among golf fans on social media with some questioning if he had had too much to drink or wasn’t doing well, but others quickly jumped to his defense to say he appeared completely coherent and in good spirits. 

Tiger Woods has sparked concerns amongst golf fans after a viral clip from a charity eventThe TGR Foundation – host of an annual poker tournament – has raised $22million since 1998

One golf fan account posted: ‘Can we be real for a second here? Is there nobody close enough to him in his camp that can step in and get him some real help? Somebody in his family? Anyone?’

‘No one wants to see him like this. It sucks,’ it added. 

‘Tiger Woods easily off 3 perks & 7 vodka sodas in this video,’ another user shared. 

‘Tiger is absolutely sauced talking about Mars,’ another wrote. 

Some fans, on the other hand, were quick to leap to Woods’ defense. 

‘I dont [sic] get what they are supposed to be stopping? Hes [sic] chilling you weirdo,’ one responded to the initial user’s concerns. 

Another wrote: ‘What’s wrong with him? He seems great.’ 

‘People are upset he’s partying in Vegas? What?’ a user on X pointed out, while another asked, ‘What is the problem?’

‘That was freaking awesome. Man Tiger looked old for the first time to me. But he looks like a cool guy to hang out with,’ another said of the golf legend. 

‘He’s just living life,’ another shared, while someone else said: ‘Let him enjoy his life. Don’t judge! His foundation is doing fabulous things.’

DailyMail.com has reached out to Woods’ camp for comment. 

The clip of the 15-time major winner raised eyebrows among golf fans on social media

In 2017, Woods was arrested near his home in Jupiter Island, Florida, for driving under the influence. At the time, he was allegedly asleep in his car, which was stationary in a traffic lane with its engine running.

He eventually pleaded guilty to reckless driving and received a year’s probation, as well as a $250 fine, and mandatory requirement to undergo 50 hours of community service along with regular drug tests.

Woods was also not allowed to drink alcohol during the probation, and if he violated his probation then he would be sentenced to 90 days in jail with an additional $500 fine.

In 2009, Woods crashed his car outside of his Windermere, Florida, home while allegedly having an extra marital affair. Local police eventually didn’t press charges after the incident.

Woods later acknowledged that he used Ambien. However, he didn’t directly answer when asked at a news conference at the time if Ambien played a role.

Woods was once busted in a DUI charge in May 2017 near his home on Florida’s Jupiter Island

Woods had battled back pain for years and underwent rehab in 2010 for an addiction to Vicodin and Ambien, according to the New York Post. 

After it was revealed that he had been involved in multiple affairs with other women while married to his ex-wife Elin Nordegren, Woods spent six weeks at a rehab center in Mississippi for sex addiction. 

Most recently in 2021, he survived a serious roll over car crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

It was later reported that Woods was driving over 80mph, nearly twice the speed-limit, before he crashed. However, no other vehicles were involved in the wreck and Woods wasn’t subjected to a breathalyzer at the time as it was believed he wasn’t impaired.