The 14-time major champion had his 2017 comeback ended by the ongoing problem
TIGER WOODS has had another swing at curing his chronic back pain with a fusion surgery his agent has admitted is a last resort.
The 14-major champ had his 2017 comeback ended by the problem and went under the knife on Wednesday for an op Mark Steinberg described as “something dramatically different than he’s done in the past.”
On his own website, Woods wrote: “The surgery went well, and I’m optimistic this will relieve my back spasms and pain.
“When healed, I look forward to getting back to a normal life, playing with my kids, competing in professional golf and living without the pain I have been battling so long.
“I would like to thank all the fans for staying in touch and their kind wishes.
“The support I have received has never waned, and it really helps.”
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The latest operation was Woods’ fourth on the crippling problem that has robbed the game of its biggest star.
Advisor, Steinberg, told ESPN: “What we’re learning is a fusion is something that you do after you’ve tried just about everything else.
“He could have continued trying some of the other procedures.
“But with the knowledge Tiger got, this fusion was the path to the proper recovery that will allow him to do the things he wants to do.”
Dr. Richard Guyer of the Center for Disc Replacement at the Texas Back Institute took the job on and he said it has gone a fair way to curing the golf legend’s agony.
Dr. RGuyer said: “After he recovers from surgery, he will gradually begin his rehabilitation until he is completely healed.
“Once that’s accomplished, his workouts will be geared to allowing him to return to competitive golf.”