Tiger Woods’ golf season was already on hiatus after back surgery he underwent last month – the fifth back surgery of his career.
A declaration On January 19, on his social media, said the 45-year-old experienced “discomfort” playing the PNC championship in December and had a “successful procedure to remove a pressurized disk fragment that was pinching his nerve.” .
Just two days ago on Sunday, Woods told CBS he hoped to be fit enough for the Masters start at Augusta National on April 8, but also said he couldn’t guarantee his involvement.
“My God, I hope so. I got there first,” he said on Sunday. “It’s the only comeback I have, so I don’t know how much leeway I have left.”
Ahead of his January procedure, the 15-time major champion underwent back surgery – a spinal fusion – in 2017 and made his comeback almost a year later.
He then kicked off one of the most notable comebacks in gaming history by winning the Masters in 2019.