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Golf legend, Tiger Woods undergoes back surgery for the fifth time, puts his season on hold

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American Golf legend, Tiger Woods has put his season on hold after undergoing back surgery for the fifth time in his career..


The 15-time major winner, last played at the PNC Championship in December, where he felt “discomfort” in his back.

A statement on his social media channels said he has had a “procedure known as a microdiscectomy to remove a pressurized disc fragment that was pinching his nerve”.

Doctors said the surgery was successful but Woods, 45, will miss a number of PGA Tour events.

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