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Tiger Woods Is Ready To Get Back In The Game After Fourth Surgery

When it comes to golf, there is only one name that people from all over the world would think of, and that is one of the best golfers in the world, Tiger Woods. He is so great that he is considered to be the most successful golfers in the history of the world and has been one of the highest-paid athletes for several years.


Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods was only 20 years of age when he turned professional, this is because of his phenomenal as a junior, college, and amateur golfer throughout his younger years. In fact, as young as 21, he actually managed to snag not just one but three wins in the PGA or the Professional Golfer’s Association of America and even reached the number top spot in the world rankings after just turning pro for a year. His remarkable journey indeed inspired golfers all over the world, however, he is just human after all. He gets tired, he gets hurt and most of all, he gets old. Which is why when he suffers from injuries, people would assume that it would be the last straw and he would finally retire. However, the 41-year-old golfer believes that his time is far from being over.


The beginning of 2017 didn’t start too well for Woods’ fans since in February he withdraws from the start of his second round in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic because of back spasms and this is all according to his agent, Mark Steinberg. That same month, Woods also announced that he wouldn’t be competing in the Honda Classic as well as the Genesis Open. Due to the same back spasms issue, Woods wasn’t able to make it to the Arnold Palmer Invitational.


Few months later, he released a statement on his official website that he has undergone a successful surgery on his back to be able to alleviate the pain from his leg to his back. The statement also explained how severely narrowed Woods’ bottom lower-back disc is that actually the one to blame for his sciatica as well as his severe leg and back pain. The purpose of his surgery is to basically relieve all the pressure on Woods’ nerves and at the same time give it time to actually heal on its own quickly. Woods’ surgeon, Dr. Richard Guyer from Texas’ Back Institute’s Center of Disc Replacement actually had to remove his damaged disc and re-elevate the ones that managed to collapse and bring it back to normal in order for the vertebrae to heal.

And now one of the world’s best golfers is back in the game. Woods actually claim that he is in a much better shape than he was last year and is definitely pain free from his fourth back surgery. His 15-month injury layoff makes people very anxious about his return. He even said in a press conference in Albany that he was indeed struggling last year because of the amount of pain he has to endure, Woods even described it as if he was actually playing in slow motion and didn’t realize how bad his back really was.


He also said that his surgery definitely changed his life for the better and that he is indeed loving his life now. In fact, just last Friday, 41-year-old Woods played with U.S. president Donald Trump himself together with Brad Faxon, who is a long-time PGA tour professional. He officially got back in the game last November 30 at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.


Since Woods seems to be better than he has ever been in a long while. Two of Woods’ coaches gave out some of their thoughts on what they think about this changes after Woods’ surgery while they saw him play in the Bahamas. Butch Harmon said that the Woods that he saw play was actually faster, way smoother and agile.

He even said that the thing that he noticed the most is that Woods seems to have a freedom when he swings again, no more up and down movements, and it is extremely obvious that Woods is indeed a really good shape. Another former coach, Hank Haney, also noticed how healthy Tiger Woods is at the moment and he mentioned how phenomenal he was at making his shots.

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