Former World number one Tiger Woods has undergone successful back surgery, his fourth to date, to alleviate ongoing pain in his back and leg.
This is the third operation in the last 19 months for the 14-time Major winner, the last of those coming at the US Open in 2008.
‘The surgery went well, and I’m optimistic this will relieve my back spasms and pain,’ Woods wrote on his website. ‘When healed, I look forward to getting back to a normal life, playing with my kids, competing in professional golf and living without the pain I have been battling so long.’
The operation was performed by Dr. Richard Guyer of the Center for Disc Replacement at the Texas Back Institute.