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The Tiger Woods comeback season lasted all of four months. In December, Woods announced that he was once again healthy enough to play golf and even played in a PGA event. Two months later, he had to withdraw from a tournament due to back spasms. Today, Woods announced that he just had back surgery and will not be playing any golf for the rest of the year.

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Woods underwent an anterior lumbar interbody fusion, for the purposes of alleviating back and leg pain. A statement released on Woods’s website reads in part:

“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.”

Tiger Woods is 41, and this is his fourth surgery since March 2014. He has not played in a major tournament since the 2015 PGA Championship.