The successful microdiscectomy was performed on Monday in Park City, Utah, by neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Rich. Woods will require rest and relaxation for the next several weeks.
Tiger made the following statements on his website:
“I’d like to express my disappointment to the Augusta National membership, staff, volunteers and patrons that I will not be at the Masters. It’s a week that’s very special to me. It also looks like I’ll be forced to miss several upcoming tournaments to focus on my rehabilitation and getting healthy. I’d also like to thank the fans for their support and concern. It’s very kind and greatly appreciated. This is frustrating, but it’s something my doctors advised me to do for my immediate and long-term health.”
So there you have it. This isn’t an April Fool’s joke. The Masters is well and truly wide open, and with so many young talents strutting their stuff early this year, this could be one of the most interesting Masters in recent years.
Speedy recovery Tiger!