Tiger Woods set to be sidelined for six months after undergoing fourth back operation in latest attempt to resurrect golf career

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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.”

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On his own website, Woods wrote: “The surgery went well, and I’m optimistic this will relieve my back spasms and pain.

Woods has struggled with the back pain and tried numerous remedies

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“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.”

Woods racked up 14 majors wins and dominated the sport of golf

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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.

Woods was once the world's highest earning sportsmen

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Woods was once the world’s highest earning sportsmen
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“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.”



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