How Tiger Woods hit rock-bottom — and rose from the ashes

Tiger Woods’ sensational victory in the Masters Tournament on Sunday cemented a comeback from scandals involving a string of mistresses, a trip to sex-addiction rehab and an arrest for driving while wasted on prescription pills.

Woods went from sports hero to punchline when his then-wife, former Swedish model Elin Nordegren, found evidence of his philandering on his phone — and used a golf club to chase him out of their Florida mansion early on the morning after Thanksgiving 2009.

Details of the incident came after Woods crashed his Cadillac SUV into a fire hydrant and a neighbor’s tree, with Nordegren initially claiming she used the club to smash the rear window to rescue him.

But Woods’s humiliation got even worse when a series of porn stars, models and waitresses came forward to admit affairs with the golf superstar, leading The Post to publish a monthly photo calendar for 2010 when the number hit 12.

Woods checked himself into a rehab clinic in Mississippi in a bid to save his marriage, but he and Nordegren divorced in August 2010, with court papers saying their relationship was “irretrievably broken.”

Terms weren’t revealed, but it was later reported that Nordegren got $110 million — some of which she spent on a custom-built, oceanfront mansion in North Palm Beach.

Woods spent the next several years plagued by injuries and recovering from surgeries until he was busted early on Memorial Day 2017, when cops found him passed out behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz while it was stopped with its engine running in Jupiter, Fla.

A mug shot showed him with bleary eyes and disheveled hair, and tests showed he had Vicodin, Dilaudid, Xanax, Ambien and THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in his system.

He pleaded guilty to reckless driving in a deal to avoid conviction for DUI, and was sentenced to one year of probation and a $250 fine.

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