Tiger Woods Back Surgery:- Tiger Woods has had his sixth back surgery in as many years. A microdiscectomy was performed recently to remove a compressed disc fragment that had caused him nerve discomfort at last month’s PNC Championship, according to the TGR Foundation, which disclosed the procedure on Tuesday.
A dramatic sporting comeback, Tiger Woods’ triumph at the Masters in 2019 was possibly one of the most remarkable sporting comebacks in recent history. At the time of the procedure, Woods had not competed in a major event for more than 18 months. It was his fourth back operation in three years.
PGA Tour player Tiger Woods, a 15-time major winner, disclosed on social media on Tuesday that he had just had his sixth back surgery in the previous seven years and that he did not plan to return to the PGA Tour until at least March.
The procedure was his fourth microdiscectomy and his first back surgery since a spinal fusion in April 2017, which enabled him to make a victorious return to the game he had long dominated before his injury.
That treatment, in contrast to his previous procedures, was a lumbar fusion. Tiger has previously had three lumbar discectomies, all of which were performed by a posterior technique. His most recent procedure is referred to as an anterior lumbar interbody fusion.
In December, Tiger Woods was mostly seen in the position of doting father at the PNC Championship, which was his most recent appearance. It is likely that he will only appear as a host at the next PGA Tour tournament where we will see him in the near future.
Woods’ foundation said on Tuesday that he had “just” had his fifth microdiscectomy surgery on his back, the fifth time he has done so. Rory McIlroy told reporters in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday that Woods had surgery on December 23 and was “back on his feet the following day.”
It was conducted to remove a “pressed disc fragment” that had caused him agony during the PNC Championship, when he was partnered with his son, Charlie, according to a statement released by the hospital.
During a press conference in which his doctors declared the procedure a success and expected a complete recovery, Woods remarked, “I am looking forwards to beginning training and being focused on getting back out on the tour.”
A spinal fusion was performed on Woods’ back in early 2017, marking his fourth back operation in as many years. In 2018, he returned to the tour and competed in many championships until he won the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club.
In 2019, he won the Masters Tournament and the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP while simultaneously serving as the playing captain of the United States Presidents Cup Team. He led a dozen of the greatest American players to victory at Royal Melbourne while also going 3-0-0 on the course himself that year. Since then, though, he has mainly been silent.
Tiger Woods’s quest for a record 83rd PGA TOUR win has been postponed due to injury. He has stated that he would not compete in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines next week, as well as in his own Genesis Invitational, which will be held at Riviera Country Club from February 18 to 21. Woods and Sam Snead are tied for the most career victories on the PGA Tour with 82, the most in the tour’s history.
Woods, on the other hand, is winless at Riviera, where he made his PGA TOUR debut. Woods will be in Riviera next month to host the tournament, according to a press release issued on Tuesday.