Paul Azinger is thinking what a lot of others are thinking these days following the arrest of Tiger Woods in Jupiter two weeks ago.
Azinger was visiting Fox Sports to talk about the upcoming U.S. Open but these days, Woods is the 800-pound elephant over in the corner, as he always has been and Azinger was asked for his thoughts.
“I know firsthand there are some players that think there’s a problem there with Tiger,” Azinger began. “I don’t, I haven’t been around him much the last few years. But there are some players out there that are saying this has been a problem for a while.”
“He’s had a lot of back surgeries, he’s had knee surgeries, he’s had an Achilles issue. He’s had a lot of pain. It would be easy for Tiger to get hooked on that, that very addictive drug (Vicodin), if he’s hooked on it. I hope not.
“Tiger’s close to a few people. Not many. And the few people that are around Tiger probably know there’s a problem. And if they don’t intervene, then it’s on them. But addiction’s a big deal and if he’s addicted, then somebody better intervene.
Woods has not been seen or heard from since his arrest.