Tiger Woods has undergone back surgery and announced he would not play again until 2016.
The 14-time major champion underwent successful microdiscectomy surgery to remove a small disc fragment that was pinching a nerve.
Just had successful back surgery. I’ve come back from injuries before and I will again. http://t.co/jZeL6By5EY— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) September 18, 2015
Woods underwent similar surgery back in March 2014.
The latest setback makes it difficult to see Woods returning to his imperious best.
However the 39-year-old appeared confident. “This is unfortunate, but these things happen. I’ve been injured before and played again. It won’t be any different this time.”