Tiger Woods announced on his website that he is out for the rest of the season. He had back surgery, a second microdiscectomy surgery, the same procedure he had on his back in March 2014. Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, said the surgery came as a surprise. Just last week Woods had committed to play in the Frys.com Open in October. But when Woods went to the doctor’s with a complaint of discomfort in his back and hip, the doctor told him he needed the procedure again.
Steinberg points out that the surgery was not an emergency. “It was a really quick turnaround not because something had to be done right there right now,” says Steinberg, “it was so he [Woods] could get back to golf as soon as he can. The doctor has told us that’s a good prognosis from that standpoint.” Woods had the surgery done in Park City, Utah by neurosurgeon Charles Rich, who also performed the operation in March 2014.