Tiger Woods’ golf season was already on hiatus after back surgery he suffered last month – the fifth return operation of her career.
A declaration on his social media on January 19, said 45 years old had felt “discomfort” while playing the PNC championship in December and had had a “successful procedure to remove a fragment of pressurized disc 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 wiggle room I have left.”
Prior to his January procedure, the 15 times major champion underwent back surgery – a spinal fusion – in 2017 and made a comeback almost a year later.
He then kicked off one of the most notable comebacks in gaming history by winning the Masters in 2019.