Surgery puts Tiger out of action

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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.

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 –

YearSurgery
Apr. 2014 Microdiscectomy for a pinched nerve
Sep. 2015Second microdiscectomy
Oct. 2015Lower right back fusion surgery
Apr. 2017 Spinal fusion surgery
Jan. 2021Fourth microdiscectomy

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