The straight back that Tiger Woods carried the PGA Tour on for 2 full decades got its 4th surgery, and his return this year and beyond is in serious doubt.
Padraig harrington announced he had a fourth surgery on his back again to relieve pain and his return to competitive golf this season and past is in doubt.
The 14-time major championship winner announced on his web site after he divulged plans to design a public golf course at Big Cedar Lodge 10 miles south of Branson, Missouri that he had the procedure done just two days.
Throughout that event that is public Woods hit two balls on a 100-yard par-3 hole and did perhaps not look in pain swinging a tennis club. His very first ball evidently missed the green, but the 2nd one found the surface that is putting. Two days later he had been on an running table.
He first had back operation prior to the 2014 Masters, then two more in nov 2015. He had planned to play in this year’s Masters, but pulled out of the before friday.
The most procedure that is recent required to correct effects from the past three surgeries. The golfer’s base lower-back disc severely narrowed, causing sciatica and severe back and leg pain therefore the therapy he was doing wasn’t working.
The fusion surgery entailed removing the damaged disc and re-elevating the collapsed disc space to normal levels. This allows usually the one vertebrae to heal to another. The target would be to a