Tiger Woods will miss the rest of the PGA Tour season after undergoing surgery for the 4th time on his back.
The 14-time major champion announced that the surgery at the Texas Back Institute was a success, with the aim to alleviate ongoing pain in his back and leg.
Woods had a damaged disc removed to relieve pressure on a nerve in his back, with the latest setback set to leave him ruled out for around six months.
The former world number one hasn’t appeared competitively since withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Classic in February with back spasms and has only been able to make three worldwide starts in the past 20 months.
According to the 41-year-old, he was continuing to have “good days and bad days” with his back but still had no set day for a return to competitive golf.