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Man driving DeLorean gets caught speeding. Guess how fast he was going

A California man was actually happy he got a speeding ticket recently.

Spencer White owns an iconic part of automotive and movie history. White drives a DeLorean, the same type of car that was made famous by the “Back to the Future” trilogy.

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Recently, he was driving down a freeway just a few miles below the famed 88 mph required, at least in movie lore, to break through the space-time continuum.

His mother egged him on to go from 85 to 88.

“I was at 88 for about two seconds, and immediately I saw a police officer behind me,” White told KTLA.

The officer told them how fast they were going, and when he confirmed it was 88 mph, they started laughing.

The officer also smiled and let White take a photo of the radar gun.

And while he did get fined $400 for speeding, White said that it was “the dream ticket,” KTLA reported.

White told The Santa Clarita Valley Signal that he wanted the DeLorean for about a decade, but just bought it a month ago.

George HW Bush hosts new K-9 officers at Kennebunkport compound

A former president’s job is never done, and President George HW Bush proved that when he played host to the soon-to-be newest members of Maine’s law enforcement community.

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Police worked with the US Secret Service to bring this year’s graduates of the Maine K-9 Patrol School to the president’s home at Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport Friday, WGME reported.

Originally, the school was only going to use the property for a photo shoot for the class photo, but when Bush found out, he decided he wanted to be part of the event.

The class is expected to graduate on June 8 from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro, Maine, WGME reported.

Trump's communications director resigns, reports say

President Donald Trump’s communications director, Mike Dubke, has resigned, multiple news outlets, including Axios and CNN, are reporting.

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Ariana Grande’s mother speaks one week after deadly Manchester concert bombing

It has been a week since a deadly blast killed 22 people who were attending an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Now her mother is speaking out on social media, saying her daughter had been spending time “in reflective thought, prayer & deep sorrow,” Billboard reported.

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Joan Grande said in a tweet, “I join my daughter in extending my help & services to all those affected by the diabolical act of terror which occurred in Manchester.”

Joan Grande was going backstage at the arena when the explosion happened. ABC News reported that she helped fans get to safety after the blast.

Ariana Grande has put her Dangerous Woman tour on hold until June 7, when she plans to take the stage in France, Variety reported. She will then travel to Portugal, Spain and Italy.

Last week, Ariana Grande announced that she will be holding a benefit concert for victims of the attack, but details have not been released.

Police officer helps homeless family found sleeping in car

A rookie police officer in Massachusetts helped a family after he found them sleeping in a car in Taunton.

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Around 2:30 a.m. Monday, Taunton police officers were doing their regular patrol when they found a car with a man inside parked in the Fore Kicks Sporting Complex parking lot.

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“They located a male party sleeping in the driver side and a female in the passenger side. In the back of the truck, 2 children, age 2 and 3 years old,” said Taunton Police Department Lt. Paul Roderick.

Police say mom, dad and the children are homeless and were living out of their Chevy Silverado.

The sight of it had the two Taunton officers heartbroken.

“Our new officer took it upon himself to make arrangements because they had no place to stay, because it was cool in the evening,” said Roderick.

That officer is Leonardo Almeida, who just graduated from the Police Academy. The 25-year-old called a local hotel to see if they had a room available.

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“They explained to the front desk, out of the goodness of his own heart, he paid $190 to stay at the evening,” said Roderick.

Dad told police his mom sold the house recently and they didn’t have a place to go.

Almeida didn’t even think twice about paying. He never even mentioned his kind gesture to his bosses.

“I’m proud of James Olivera, the Field Training Officer, and Leonardo, my opinion, he's a humble man and cut out for this job,” said Roderick.

WFXT has reached out to hotel management for more information on the officer's act of kindness, but no one responded to our phone calls or email.

As for the children, police say they look healthy. Officers have reached out to DCF and DTA, which is standard procedure.

Florida man with AK-47 opens fire while driving on highway

A man in Miami was arrested Monday morning after police said he shot at cars with an AK-47 rifle while driving on the highway. 

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The incident happened around 1 a.m. when the 37-year-old man fired his rifle at two passing cars in his red Toyota Corolla on the Palmetto Expressway, CBS Miami reports.

He then lost control of his car and crashed into the concrete median. The suspect was able to drive out of the median and began to drive northbound on the southbound lanes until he crashed again. 

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Once police surrounded the suspect, he started shooting at officers, according to CBS Miami

Eventually the man surrendered and police arrested him. No one was injured in the incident, but traffic was shut down for hours on the highway southbound while police investigated, CBS Miami reports. 


John Legend donates $5,000 to cover school lunch debt in Seattle

Ten-time Grammy winner John Legend has made a $5,000 donation to help cover meal debts for public school students across Seattle.

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The donation was made over the weekend to a GoFundMe website set up by Seattle resident Jeffery Lew.

Lew had set up the account three weeks ago, and it has gathered huge community support.

Lew said at first he had no idea who the donor was. The donation – the biggest from a single donor – was made under the name John Stephens.

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The donation was made under the name John Stephens.

Lew then showed it to his wife, who recognized that might be the birth name of one of her favorite performers.

“She was a big fan of John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen, so she’s like, 'Oh my God, I think that’s John Legend,'” said Lew. “I was like no way it can be him.”

Lew then emailed John Stephens to asked if he was indeed Legend.

“Sure enough, in 10 minutes, I got an email from John Legend himself with the subject line 'Yes it’s me,'" said Lew. “And I was like floored!”

Lew thanked Legend via Twitter.

In response to Lew’s Twitter message thanking him, Legend wrote: “My pleasure, we should have free lunch for all of our public students.”

Lew later found out through social media that Legend, on the same day, also donated $5,000 to help pay for medical treatment for a young girl in Cleveland.

“He’s a very generous man,” said Lew. "I respect him. He inspires me.”

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Lew wrote on his GoFundMe page:

"As of May 9, 2017, the total school lunch debt at my child’s school is $97.10. My first goal is to have that paid off. The second goal is to help pay off the school lunch debt for the entire Seattle Public Schools district. 

"Many children depend on a nutritious lunch to help them through their school day. Per the 2015-16 report by Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for Washington State, 36 percent of Seattle Public School District students are on free or reduced-price meals. This is based on parents filling out meal applications. If a child is unable to pay for their meal, a debt has started. Families will receive an invoice from the school district to pay the debt."

There is another GoFundMe page to cover lunch debt at Everett, Washington, schools.

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Prince William opens up about Princess Diana's death in emotional interview

It’s taken two decades for Prince William to process his mother’s death, and now that he has, he is talking openly about Princess Diana and the effect her death had on his life.

He said he wishes she could have been around to meet his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and watch his two children grow up.

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Prince William offered up his rawest emotions yet on the topic of his mother’s death in a cover story for GQ. He said his grieving process after Princess Diana was killed in a car accident in 1997, when he was 15, was different from other people’s because “everyone [knew] the story.”

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Alastair Campbell, author and former communications chief for Tony Blair, conducted what turned into an emotional interview.

“It has taken me almost 20 years to get to that stage,” Prince Williams said. “I still find it difficult now because at the time it was so raw. And also, it is not like most people’s grief because everyone else knows about it, everyone knows the story, everyone knows her.”

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He added: “I would like to have had her advice. I would love her to have met Catherine and to have seen the children grow up. It makes me sad that she won’t, that they will never know her.”

Prince William, 34, talked about the strength he derives from his own close-knit family: his wife; his young son, George; and his daughter, Charlotte. He also said he strives to raise his kids as normally as possible, not “behind palace walls.”

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“I could not do my job without the stability of the family,” he said. “Stability at home is so important to me. I want to bring up my children in a happy, stable, secure world, and that is so important to both of us as parents.”

He added: "I want George to grow up in a real, living environment. I don’t want him growing up behind palace walls; he has to be out there. I will fight for them to have a normal life.”

The shock of Diana’s death remains real, Prince William said.

“The shock is the biggest thing, and I still feel it 20 years later about my mother,” he said. “People think shock can’t last that long, but it does. It’s such an unbelievably big moment in your life, and it never leaves you. You just learn to deal with it.”

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Manuel Noriega, former Panamanian dictator, dead at 83

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has died at age 83, multiple news outlets, including TVN and Telemetro, reported early Tuesday.

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Tennessee mother heartbroken after finding 6-month-old son’s casket floating in water

A Memphis family was left in complete disbelief when they visited the grave of their loved one, a 6-month-old who was buried May 20. 

The family of Ashton Mackey wanted to spend Memorial Day remembering the child whose life was abruptly ended after becoming extremely ill.

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When they arrived at New Park Cemetery Monday, what the family found was something a parent never wants to see after laying their child to rest. 

Ashton's mother, Alicia Mackey, said she found her son's casket floating in water, out of the ground. 

“I get (to the cemetery) and (the casket is) floating on top of what he’s supposed to be buried in. I couldn't believe it," she said. 

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Mackey said she has no idea how or why the casket ended up above ground. She tried to get answers from the cemetery, but a sign on the front door said they would be closed in observance of the holiday.

 “I'm not going to be able to sleep. I already have nightmares. I don't sleep. This is sad. I need to see him back like he was, up under there,” Mackey said.  

Nine days ago, the family said their goodbyes when they buried Ashton.

On Monday, the family ended up burying him again, taking dry dirt from a nearby field to cover the casket.

“I do not want to see this happen to no one else. Not even my enemy,” Mackey said. 

The cemetery also could not be reached as it was closed for Memorial Day.

Shelby Country Health Department, which is in control of the cemeteries in the area, could not be reached because of the Memorial Day holiday.

Security experts warn about doll susceptible to hackers

The box says “It's amazing what she knows,” but security experts say the My Friend Cayla doll also makes it easy for strangers to know your child. The doll uses Bluetooth technology to connect to a device with no PIN or password required. 

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“On a scale of one to 10 this doll was definitely one to hack,” Ken Munro with Pentest Partners, who discovered the vulnerability in 2015, said. “I don't think anybody takes this seriously enough. What bothers me is we're expecting parents to become computer security experts and that's not realistic.”

Privacy groups are taking action. Last December the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington filed a complaint with the FTC about Genesis toys, the maker of My Friend Cayla and the robot I-Que. The complaint cites ease of access and how the app recordings were sent to a third party software company, Nuance Communications, without making it clear to parents. 

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The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, or C.O.P.P.A, sets strict guidelines on how parents must be notified about information collected on their children. 

“The parent has to actually know what is going on and then say, ‘Yes, I agree.’ The box cannot already be checked. It cannot be just hidden somewhere in the terms of service. It's supposed to be a moment where the parent realizes what's going on and says, ‘Yes, I'm OK with that,’” Munro said.

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Even if parents are notified, understanding how the information is stored is key. 

"It's going to the cloud. That's the basic thing for so many of our devices," said Munro.

Child user profiles and recordings collected by some other companies have also been compromised. In 2015, V-Tech Toys was hacked exposing over six million child profiles. Plus, security researchers recently discovered that people could access voice recordings of Spiral Toys Cloudpets. Munro said that the best way to make sure your children's privacy is secure is to not give out their information in the first place. 

“It's really more of a problem of how we as Americans view our privacy, and we keep giving more and more information out,” Munro said. “Eventually, we're not going to have any more privacy if we don't stop.”

The FTC would not comment on their investigation of complaints against Genesis Toys and Nuance. 

Memorial Day 2017: Soldiers place 280,000 flags on headstones of fallen service members 

As part of a Memorial Day tradition, soldiers placed 280,000 flags on the headstones of fallen service members at Arlington National Cemetery.

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The tradition, which soldiers call “Flags In,” has been held every year since the 3rd U.S. Infantry, known as the “Old Guard,” was designated as the Army’s official ceremonial unit 70 years ago.

RELATED: On Memorial Day, President Trump honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice

Specialist Kristen Pinnock participated in the tribute for the first time this year, telling WFLA, “I’m thinking about the families -- what they had gone through, what they still go through.”

“It really pulls at your heartstrings as it reminds you that we’ll always be there. We’ll always honor our guys,” Staff Sgt. Jason Kohne said.

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It takes nearly 1,000 soldiers to complete the ritual, and they also perform the same task at U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

“I would do this every single year I could until I retire, if I could,” Army Pvt. Wes DeFee said told The Washington Examiner. “It’s such an honor to help the families and support them with honor and respect.”

Tiger Woods issues statement on DUI arrest, says no alcohol involved

Tiger Woods is apologizing to family, friends and fans following his DUI arrest early Monday in Jupiter, Florida.

“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” the pro golfer said in a statement Monday night, according to The Associated Press.

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Woods clarified that “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications,” not alcohol, was a factor in the arrest.

“I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.

“I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too.”

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The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Woods, 41, was arrested around 3 a.m. ESPN reported he was booked at 7:18 a.m. People reported that he was released on his own recognizance at 10:50 a.m.

Woods said in a blog post on his website last week that, following a recent surgery on his back, he is focusing on short-term goals rather than a fast return to golf.

“Presently, I’m not looking ahead,” he wrote. “I can’t twist for another two and a half to three months. Right now, my sole focus is rehab and doing what the doctors tell me. I am concentrating on short-term goals.”

“It was instant nerve relief,” Woods said of the surgery. “I haven’t felt this good in years.”

The surgery was the fourth done on his back since spring 2014.

Woods said that “the long-term prognosis is positive” for a return to golf.

Read Woods’ full statement, from USA Today, below:

I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions. I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly. I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again. I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office for their professionalism."

Actors Chris Pratt and John Krasinski commemorate Memorial Day by honoring a fallen Navy SEAL

Chris Pratt and John Krasinski aren’t letting being out of the country on Memorial Day stop them from showing off their patriotism.

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The actors are both in the United Kingdom, but they made sure to save some time to commemorate the holiday by completing The Murph Challenge, an exercise routine that was created in honor of the late U.S. Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy, who was awarded the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military’s highest decoration, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan.

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“It’s a day like today when we commemorate those fallen heroes and say thanks for all you do to make our dreams come true,” Pratt said on Instagram.

“So today, whether you do a Murph Challenge or just take some time to say thank you and remember, remember that’s what today is all about,” Krasinski added.

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Each Memorial Day, people across the country perform the workout: a 1-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another 1-mile run while wearing a 20-lb. body vest. The challenge raises money and awareness for the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation.

Navy SEAL falls to death in Hudson River after parachute failure


An investigation is underway into the tragic death of a Navy SEAL in a parachuting accident Sunday during a demonstration for Fleet Week in Jersey City, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from Manhattan.

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The SEAL, part of the Navy’s elite skydiving team, the Leap Frogs, plunged to his death in the river when his chute failed to open, according to a Navy spokesperson.

The SEAL was immediately rescued from the water, but later pronounced dead at Jersey City Medical Center, the Navy said in a statement.

The parachutist was not identified pending notification of his family.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, and I ask for all your prayers for the Navy SEAL community who lost a true patriot today,” Navy Rear Adm. Jack Scorby said, according to The Associated Press

The Leap Frogs have numerous performances scheduled throughout the rest of the year, according to their website.

Fight over parking spot turns into deadly shooting in Florida, police say

A shooting in Miami Beach on Sunday night left two dead and one injured in what allegedly started as a fight over a parking spot. 

Two men were shot around 10:30 p.m. on a street in South Beach by suspects in a white BMW, the Miami Herald reported. One of the victims succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital on Monday. 

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The four suspects in the BMW fled the scene and led Miami police on a brief pursuit until they crashed at an intersection, damaging two police cars, police said. 

Police said they then had an altercation with the suspects, and one of the four suspects was shot by an officer. The suspect later died at a local hospital.

Officers arrested the suspects, who have been identified as New York residents, the Herald reports. Police have not released the names of those involved.

Miami police are investigating the incident as a homicide, according to the Herald. Police said that two Miami Beach police officers involved in the shooting have been put on administrative leave. 

Great white makes stunning dive into boat injuring 73-year-old fisherman

It could have been a scene out of the movie “Jaws.” In a stunning move, a nine-foot great white shark leaped out of the water and dove onto a fishing boat off the coast of New South Wales, injuring a 73-year-old fisherman.

In 60 years of fishing, Terry Selwood told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation he’s never seen anything like it.

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“I caught a blur of something coming over the boat … and the pectoral fin of the shark hit me on the forearm and knocked me down on the ground to my hands and knees,” Selwood told the ABC.

“He came right over the top of the motor and then dropped onto the floor,” he said.

“There I was on all fours and he’s looking at me and I’m looking at him and then he started to do the dance around and shake and I couldn’t get out quick enough,” Selwood added.

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The Marine Rescue Unit came to his aid, transporting him to shore where he was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injury.

Selwood said conditions were clear at the time of the breach, with nothing unusual happening in the water around his boat.

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“For some unknown reason he just launched himself out of the water and must have come up four feet out of the water to clear my outboard motor and drop straight in the boat.”

The shark was hauled off by researchers for a necropsy. As for Selwood, he told the ABC he’ll be out fishing again as soon as possible.


President Trump observes Memorial Day with somber service at Arlington

President Donald Trump marked his first Memorial Day in office with a somber service at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday.

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The president first participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, before addressing a crowd of family members of the fallen gathered there to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

In his speech, the president recognized the Gold Star families at the service.

"To every Gold Star family: God is with you, and your loved ones are with him." Trump said. 

"I believe that God has a special place in heaven for those who laid down their lives so that others may live free."

Trump, along with Vice President Mike Pence, who was also at the service, visited Section 60, where the military members who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11 are buried chatting and shaking hands with the families of the fallen.

The president took to Twitter this morning, posting several tweets about Memorial Day. 

“Today we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving,” he wrote early Monday before heading over to Arlington for the somber remembrance ceremony.

“Honoring the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to America. Home of the free, because of the brave,” he tweeted even earlier Monday morning.

>> Related: Trump approval rating hits new low in poll

Also Monday, Pence and his wife, Second Lady Karen Pence, helped kick off a bike race in Washington for Project Hero, a veterans and first responders group, according to CNN.


Tiger Woods arrested on drunken driving charges in Florida

Tiger Woods spent part of Memorial Day in jail in Jupiter, Florida, after his arrest on drunken driving charges in Palm Beach County early Monday morning.

Woods was stopped and arrested around 3 a.m. on suspicion of DUI, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

He was released on his own recognizance later in the morning. 

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Woods, who lives on Jupiter Island, is charged with DUI-unlawful blood alcohol.

In an interview with the Palm Beach Post, Jupiter Police spokeswoman Kristin Rightler said she did not know which tests were performed on Woods at the scene or in jail, but that more information on the arrest and charges should be available on Tuesday.

Social media erupted over the news, with some questioning why Woods didn’t call a Taxi or Uber.

Woods, 41, has battled medical issues in recent years, including multiple back surgeries. He last hit the links professionally in February, playing the Dubai Desert Classic, but pulled out of that tournament.

Tiger Woods is one of the greatest golfers of all time. He dominated the sport for almost 20 years with 14 major wins and 79 PGA Tour victories, according to the Golf Channel. 

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He was voted PGA Player of the year 11 times.

In a blog post last week, Woods wrote about the pain of his back injury

“It has been just over a month since I underwent fusion surgery on my back, and it is hard to express how much better I feel. It was instant nerve relief. I haven’t felt this good in years,” Woods wrote.

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“I could no longer live with the pain I had. We tried every possible non-surgical route and nothing worked,” he added.

Woods said he’s looking forward to returning to competitive golf as soon as he’s able. 

The Palm Beach Post contributed to this story.

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