Tiger Woods has fifth back surgery

Dan Del Bene, Staff Writer

Woods has another back surgery that will sideline him for two months. Tiger Woods is no stranger to procedures as golf has taken a toll on his body throughout his later years in his career. This is the fifth back operation he has had in the last 10 years of his career.

The numbers of his procedures are adding up as his body starts to break down in the last quarter of his career. His injuries have been primarily occurring in his knees and back.

The 15-time major champion announced on social media on Tuesday that he had a minor back procedure. Fans were worried that this would affect his game or keep him out for an extended time, but his timetable should let him make his PGA Tour debut at the Masters in April.

The operation was his fourth microdiscectomy and his first back surgery since a spinal fusion in April 2017 that allowed him to make a triumphant comeback to the game he had long dominated.

Tiger Woods started to have back discomforts about a month ago when he played the father-son tournament with his son Charlie.

At this point, Woods is used to making comebacks and feels like he still has a lot in the tank left for golf.

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