The arresting officer was a white, 24-year-old former U.S. Marine. His prisoner was a middle-aged black man. They have been on the aspect of an almost abandoned South Florida highway within the small hours of Memorial Day 2017. The officer, Christopher Fandrey of the Jupiter Police Division, spent greater than two hours interviewing, testing, arresting and reserving Tiger Woods on a cost of driving beneath the affect. Blood checks later confirmed Mr. Woods had 5 pharmaceutical medicine in his system.
In the event you watch the arrest tape, and communicate to individuals who work with Mr. Fandrey, it turns into clear that he’s a by-the-book, empathetic police officer. He’s a very good cop. He wouldn’t deal with Mr. Woods in a different way as a result of he’s a celeb, or as a result of he’s black. He handled Mr. Woods as he would anybody else beneath suspicion of DUI, as a fellow human who was a hazard to himself and the general public. The general public’s “Tiger” was his “Mr. Woods,” repeatedly.
Mr. Fandrey’s method set the tone. The athletic icon didn’t struggle him. When requested his hair coloration on the Palm Seashore County jail, Mr. Woods stated, “Principally brown—and fading.” Mr. Fandrey chortled. Later, when he may have, Mr. Woods didn’t instruct his protection lawyer to paper over the plain and painful information. In October 2017 he pleaded responsible to reckless driving and prevented jail.
This week, Mr. Woods will attempt to win his fourth U.S. Open and his first since 2008. He’s chasing Jack Nicklaus once more. Mr. Nicklaus, 80, has 18 main titles, a document. Mr. Woods, at 44, has 15.