Texas Open (golf)

Woods has 4th back surgery; he's likely to miss majors this year

Two days after saying his back was progressing, Tiger Woods has had a fourth back surgery to alleviate pain and is likely to go through another year without playing a major.

Woods said on his website Thursday the operation was done at the Texas Back Institute outside Dallas.

He was in Missouri on Tuesday to announce plans to design a public golf course at Big Cedar Lodge, and Woods even tried hitting a few shots to a par 3. The first one rattled around in the rocks, and the second shot was about 10 feet from the flag.

The announcement on his website said typical recovery from single-level fusion surgery is six months.

"The surgery went well, and I'm...

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