Tiger will miss Torrey Pines, Riviera after undergoing back surgery

  • Tiger will miss Torrey Pines, Riviera after undergoing back surgery

Tiger will miss Torrey Pines, Riviera after undergoing back surgery

Tiger Woods has undergone yet another surgery on his back.

Woods announced via his foundation on Tuesday that he "recently" underwent his fifth microdiscectomy surgery on his back.

"I look forward to begin training and am focused on getting back out on Tour", Woods said in the statement in which his doctors deemed the operation successful and predicted a full recovery.

A statement on his social media channelsexternal-link said he has had a "procedure to remove a pressurised disc fragment that was pinching his nerve".

He's undergone multiple back procedure's over his career, the last of which - prior to this microdiscectomy - came in 2017. He was able to play a full schedule in 2018 and capped the season with a crowd-pleasing win in September at the Tour Championship, for his first PGA victory since 2013.

However, it has tonight been revealed that the 45-year-old will miss that tournament as well as the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles from February 18-21.

Woods last competed at a Tour-level competition at the Masters in November and at the time he revealed the difficulties of keeping his body in shape. Yes, it is more hard than others to be motivated at times.

The last time we saw Tiger Woods he was largely playing the role of doting father at December's PNC Championship.

"Granted, I'm a lot older now, so things change, they evolve".

The first of this year's major championships, the Masters, is scheduled to begin on April 8.

In October 2019, Woods won the ZOZO Championship in Japan and followed that two months later by going 3-0 and leading the United States to a comeback win at the Presidents Cup in Australia.