Tiger Woods tells his fans he may not play again until 2017.
Tiger Woods delivered another devastating blow to the golf world when he announced a second surgery in six weeks on his back.
Woods’ latest procedure took place in Park City, Utah, in order to relieve discomfort. The surgery was performed by Dr. Charles Rich, the neurosurgeon who has handled each of Woods’ microdiscectomy surgeries.
While Woods hasn’t ruled out playing in 2016, his latest mishap suggests any hope of returning to the PGA TOUR in 2016 is now unlikely.
“Tiger is doing well, and we expect him to make a full recovery,” Dr. Rich said.
When asked for further information from Mark Steinberg – Woods’ agent – he refused to elaborate on the nature of the procedure, nor a timetable for a PGA TOUR return.
Woods has also cancelled a November 4 media day for his Hero World Challenge as well as a final visit to Bluejack National, his new course outside Houston, which is scheduled to open November 5.