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Tiger Woods' 4th Back Surgery Clips His Swings for 6 Months

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Tiger Woods in 2006. (Press Association via AP Images)

By    |   Friday, 21 Apr 2017 11:52 AM

Tiger Woods has undergone yet another back surgery, said to be his fourth, and it will be six months before the 14-time major champion will be able to swing a golf club again.

It's the latest setback in what has become almost a decades-long uphill battle for the former No. 1 PGA golfer, starting with the scandal that cost him his marriage in 2009. He went on to suffer several golf-related injuries in the following years.

Woods’ latest surgery to alleviate “back spasms and pain” was successful, said CNN.

Woods, 41, missed the Masters tournament earlier this month – a tournament that’s become his favorite since winning his first Masters in 1997.

Woods withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic two months ago after just playing one round. Woods said severe back spasms were the reason he withdrew.

“The surgery went well, and I’m optimistic this will relieve my back spasms and pain,” Woods said on his website.

“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.”

According to Golfweek, this is Woods’ fourth back surgery in four years.

With the final tournament of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season just five months away, the surgery puts Woods out for the remainder of the season.

Woods missed 16 months of competitive golf between August 2015 and December 2016 after having two back surgeries in the fall of 2015.

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