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Tiger Woods Will Not Be Competing In 2021, Has 5th Back Surgery

The 2021 PGA Tour will look a little different. It was just announced that Tiger Woods will be out of commission this season.

In a statement posted to Twitter, the 45-year-old legendary golfer revealed he underwent a microdiscectomy procedure to remove a pressurized disc fragment.

The minimally invasive operation calls for the removal of portions of a herniated disc, which will help with relieving pressure from the patient’s spinal nerve column.

While he was playing in the PNC Championship last month with his son, he noticed just how much the discomfort was troubling him. He is longer expected to compete at Torrey Pines or Riviera.

The good news is the doctors claim the surgery was a huge success and they expect him to make a full recovery.

“I look forward to begin [sic] training and am focused on getting back on tour,” Woods told his fans.

No word on when we might expect him to return to the tour, but you have to imagine it’ll be a while. Not only does he have to recover from the surgery, but then he has to start training and getting in shape again.

Woods’ last back operation occurred in April 2017. At the time, he had a spinal fusion surgery — a procedure that connects two or more vertebrae along the spine.

In addition to multiple back surgeries, Woods has also had eight operations on his knees.

Safe to say, golfing may look easy on the body…but it ain’t.


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