Tiger Woods — faced with possibly losing joint custody of his two young kids after his DUI bust — is going back into rehab, a new report says.
The addled golf great recently reserved the entire male inpatient unit of the Jupiter Medical Center near his Florida home for his stint for an addiction to prescription pills, according to Radar Online.
“Tiger visited the hospital with his children on June 2, then went alone two days later to complete paperwork and his assessment,” a source told the gossip Web site.
The tee ace, 41, was arrested in Jupiter on May 29 after being found dozing behind the wheel of his banged-up Mercedes-Benz.
He later admitted to cops that he had taken Xanax earlier in the night and also was on Vicodin.
Humiliating cop-car dashcam video showed the fallen star barely able to speak or walk. At one point, he told cops he thought he was in California.
Woods’ ex, Elin Nordegren, has made it clear that she’s set to try to pull the plug on their custody agreement — which currently gives the golf star about 20 percent of the week with daughter Sam, 9, and son Charlie, 8 — if he doesn’t shape up, sources told Radar.
“Elin wants Tiger to get professional help before the kids spend a single night alone with him again,’’ a source said. “God forbid they’re in the car when he’s drugged up!”
Woods has battled back pain for years and previously underwent rehab in Arizona in 2010 for an addiction to Vicodin and Ambien.
He also has been treated for a sex addiction after being exposed as a serial extramarital cheater in 2009, causing his goody-goody image — as well as his marriage to former Swedish model Nordegren — to implode.
Just days before his DUI bust, Woods posted what seemed like a heartening update on his physical health amid his years-long slump on the greens.
“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,’’ Woods wrote. “I haven’t felt this good in years.”
Woods — who dated Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn after his divorce — won 14 major championships between 1997 and 2008. He hasn’t won any since.
His rep did not return requests for comment Monday.
SOURCE: Kate Sheehy
New York Post