BREAKING: Tiger Woods undergoes back surgery to alleviate ongoing pain

Tiger Woods has undergone yet another back surgery, and the rest of his 2017 season has been placed in question.

Woods announced on his website Thursday that another back surgery—this the fourth in recent years—was necessary to “alleviate ongoing pain in his back and leg.”

According to the release, the minimally invasive and successful surgery will require him to rest for weeks before more therapy and treatments. Patients are expected to “return to full activity in about six months.”

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

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