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Tiger Undergoes Successful Back Surgery, is Hopeful to Return in Early 2016

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2015 04:35 Wednesday, 23 September 2015 04:30

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods, a 14-time major champion and winner of more than 100 events worldwide, announced that he has undergone a second successful microdiscectomy surgery on his back. The first was done March 31, 2014.

The surgery was performed late Wednesday in Park City, Utah, by neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Rich. Dr. Rich also performed the initial operation.

“Tiger Woods underwent a microdiscectomy late on Sept. 16 at Park City Medical Center,” Dr. Rich said. “With the upcoming offseason, the decision was made to remove a small disc fragment that was pinching his nerve. The microsurgery was a complete success, and he was discharged Thursday night.”



Tiger Woods Has Second Microdiscectomy Surgery on Back

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 September 2015 06:13 Saturday, 19 September 2015 06:07

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With his game ailing, Tiger Woods announced he underwent a second microdiscectomy surgery on his back.

“This is certainly disappointing, but I’m a fighter,” Woods said. “I’ve been told I can make a full recovery, and I have no doubt that I will.”

Woods made the announcement on his website — — and reported the microsurgical procedure, which is intended to relieve pain from a pinched nerve, was performed late Wednesday in Park City, Utah, by neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Rich.



Woods Gives CBS Ratings Lift at Wyndham Championship

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 23:18 Monday, 24 August 2015 23:12

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NEW YORK, New York (AP) — With Tiger Woods in contention and looking to extend his season, the Wyndham Championship on Sunday produced a solid rating for CBS.

The final round had a 3.9 rating — the best for a nonmajor on any network since NBC drew 5.7 in May 2013 for Woods’ win at The Players Championship.

The rating was also the highest for a nonmajor on CBS since Woods’ win at the AT&T National in July 2012.



Woods Looks for More at Wyndham After Best Round in 2 Years

Last Updated on Friday, 21 August 2015 07:36 Friday, 21 August 2015 07:17

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GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Joedy McCreary/AP) — The first day of the Wyndham Championship was full of bests.

Tiger Woods had his best day in two years.

Tom Hoge, William McGirt, and Erik Compton were even better.

Woods shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday in his first competitive round at Sedgefield Country Club while Hoge, McGirt and Compton — a two-time heart transplant recipient — shot 62s to share the lead after one round.

Morgan Hoffman, Jim Herman and Derek Ernst followed at 63, and Martin Kaymer, Davis Love III and Carl Pettersson joined Woods at 64.

It was Woods’ lowest score on the PGA Tour since a 61 in the second round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in 2013.



Woods Hopes to Push for Unlikely Playoff Spot at Wyndham

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 23:50 Wednesday, 19 August 2015 23:43

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Tiger WoodsGREENSBORO, North Carolina (Joedy McCreary/AP) — It’s now or never for many players at the Wyndham Championship — the last chance to qualify for golf’s postseason.

That group includes Tiger Woods.

The biggest name in the sport is playing the final event of the PGA Tour’s regular season for the first time, in an effort to get his game back on track and make a last-gasp push for the playoffs.

“I’ve started to build. I just need to get more consistent with everything, and start stringing together not just holes, not just rounds but tournaments,” Woods said. “That’s why this tournament’s important to me. Hopefully I can win it, get into the playoffs and play a bunch of golf.”

Woods, who missed the cut at the PGA Championship last week, beat last Friday’s deadline to enter the Wyndham but didn’t finalize his commitment until Monday.



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