45-year-old Tiger Woods’ went in for yet another microdiscectomy to remove a small fragment in his spine which puts him out of action for a couple of months at least.
His doctors said the procedure, performed in late January, was successful and expect Woods to make a full recovery. His last back procedure, a spinal fusion surgery, was in April 2017 after which he didn’t play again until January.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) January 19, 2021
Woods’, who once again was the fans favourite for the 2021 Masters in April is now replaced by World No1 and defending champion – Dustin Johnson with odds of +700 at DraftKings Sportsbook.
According to the statement, Woods will miss the $7.5mn Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego (Jan.28-31) and the $9.3mn Genesis Invitational (Feb.18-21) in Los Angeles, where he is the host and the proceeds from the event benefit his foundation. His next possible start would be the World Golf Championship in late February, which has been relocated to Florida or the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, which he missed last year with a stiff back.
Tiger Woods back surgery timeline –
|Apr. 2014||Microdiscectomy for a pinched nerve
|Sep. 2015||Second microdiscectomy|
|Oct. 2015||Lower right back fusion surgery
|Apr. 2017||Spinal fusion surgery
|Jan. 2021||Fourth microdiscectomy