Golf: Tiger Woods undergoes another back surgery

21 Apr 2017 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
Tiger Woods's battle with injuries!

Former world No. 1 professional golfer Tiger Woods has undergone his fourth back surgery and will be on the sideline for a period of six months.

The 41-year old has been advised complete rest for several weeks.

It is Woods' third surgery in less than 19 months.

He will now have to miss the US open, Open Championship and US PGA.

In context: Tiger Woods's battle with injuries!

HistoryTiger Woods's injuries and surgeries in the past

Since 1994, Tiger Woods has undergone several surgeries for various injuries.

His first major surgery was in 2002, when a benign-cyst was removed from his knee. In 2007, he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

He had a knee surgery in 2008, a neck injury in 2010, injury to left Achilles tendon in 2012 and back surgeries in 2014 and 2015.

December 2016Woods return after a 17-months long gap

Tiger Woods returned to action after a gap of 17-months after undergoing a third surgery on his lower back. It was his third back surgery in less than two years.

He participated in the Hero World Challenge in December, where he finished 15th in 17-man field.

Woods, currently ranked 788 in the world, also participated in the US PGA Tour in January.

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