Sports Tiger Woods undergoes fourth back surgery, out indefinitely

15:08  21 april  2017
15:08  21 april  2017 Source:   Sportsnet

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Tiger Woods Thursday underwent surgery to repair his ailing back. This is Woods ’ fourth back surgery , with all of the procedures coming in the last four years. Per the post on Tigerwoods .com, Woods will now rest for several weeks, then begin therapy and treatment.

Tiger Woods announced on his website that he underwent another back surgery , his fourth in four years. According the website, Woods will now rest "for several weeks" before beginning therapy and treatment. TigerWoods .com also said that patients typically need six months to "return to full activity."

Two days after Tiger Woods said his back was progressing, he announces on his website he has had a fourth back surgery to alleviate pain.

The surgery was performed at the Texas Back Institute.

Typical recovery is six months, meaning Woods is likely to go another full year without playing a major.

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Woods first had surgery a week before the 2014 Masters. He had two more back operations after the 2015 PGA Tour season and did not play again for 15 months. His last competition was Feb. 3 in the Dubai Desert Classic, where he shot 77 and withdrew because of back spasms.

Woods says he looks forward to getting back to a normal life that includes playing with his two kids and competing in golf tournaments.

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Tiger Woods has undergone a fourth back surgery . The 14-time major champion released a statement on his website that said the procedure was to, “alleviate ongoing pain in his back and leg.”

Two days after saying his back was progressing, Tiger Woods has had a fourth back surgery to alleviate pain and is likely to go through another Woods first had back surgery — a microdiscectomy — a week before the 2014 Masters, and he tried to return in three months. He sat out three months at

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