Tiger Woods to enter rehab after pleading not guilty to DUI charges

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Tiger Woods looks on after teeing off on the 1st hole during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course. Reuters/ Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods will enter a rehabilitation program after a Florida prosecutor found the golfer not guilty to driving under the influence (DUI). The 41-year-old golfing legend will enter the program on Oct. 25.

By entering the program, the state of Florida drops the DUI charge against Woods after the defendant pleads guilty to reckless driving. According to  CNN, while "completion of the program does not expunge the defendant's record," the charges on the record won't find Woods guilty of reckless driving or DUI.

Woods' arrange charge, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was moved to Oct. 25 after Woods was not present at the courthouse. "This case has been reset for arraignment until October 25. That's all I can say," said Douglas Duncan, the attorney of Woods.

Woods won't be a part of the U.S. PGA Championship that gets underway Thursday. Woods has won the final major of the PGA calendar on four seperate occasions (1999, 2000, 2006, 2007).