Pro Golfer Matthew Giles Needs Arizona DUI Class

by: Mike Miller

I can only imagine how stressful life is playing professional gold. As a duffer myself, I still feel the pressure when hitting the links with my buddies. A few weeks ago I blogged about Rachel Connor, a female professional golfer arrested for driving under the influence in Florida.

Now comes the story of a male golfer getting arrested in another winter-time paradise, Arizona.

Australian pro golfer Matthew Giles was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after he crashed his car into a home in a neighborhood just outside Phoenix.

The police report claims that Giles was "travelling at a very high rate of speed and tried to make a left turn" when he lost control of his car and it crashed into a single-family home Monday night.

The 22-year-old Giles was lucky he was not killed as the accident ruptured a natural gas line.

They say Giles was given sobriety tests at the crash scene and results are expected in about two weeks.

Giles finished 66th in the Nationwide Tour's TPC Stonebrae Championship in California the day before the crash.

Giles is a native of Sydney, but the former University of Southern California star lives in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale.

He is young enough to overcome one incident like this. Giles needs to take an Arizona DUI class and stay away from alcohol. It will not help his career or health to continue drinking.