After the last few tournaments and notable pain, the signs were there that this could in fact be the case. Today it was confirmed by Tiger Woods himself that he would be missing the major tournament in Augusta, GA. Woods announced that he has undergone a procedure called a microdiscectomy for a pinched nerve.
Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that he has undergone a successful microdiscectomy for a pinched nerve that has been hurting him for several months. The surgery was performed Monday in Park City, Utah, by neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Rich and was successful, but Woods will be unable to play immediately and will require rest and full rehab for a few weeks.
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