Tiger Woods has second surgery on back

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Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods had a second microdiscectomy surgery on his back this week and will be sidelined the rest of the year.

Woods said Friday on his website that he had surgery Wednesday in Park City, Utah.

Woods said: “This is certainly disappointing, but I’m a fighter. I’ve been told I can make a full recovery, and I have no doubt that I will.”

Dr. Charles Rich performed the operation and also the first procedure in March 2014.

Rich said: “With the upcoming offseason, the decision was made to remove a small disc fragment that was pinching his nerve. The microsurgery was a complete success, and he was discharged Thursday night.”

Winless this season, Woods failed to qualify for the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs. He’s had committed to play in the season-opening Frys.com Open on Oct. 15-18 at Silverado in California, but will miss that tournament along with the Bridgestone America’s Golf Cup in Mexico City and his own Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.