Woods feeling no pain, wants to compete again
JUPITER, Fla. - Tiger Woods said he had fusion surgery on his back because he could no longer tolerate the pain, and that he wants to get back on the PGA Tour. “I haven’t felt this good in years,” he said Wednesday in an update on his website . Woods had the fusion surgery on April — his fourth surgery on his back dating to the spring of 2014 — and said it provided “instant nerve relief.”
The surgery meant missing all the majors for the second straight year. Woods said he did everything possible to get ready for the Masters and was “ready to go.” He said it was similar to the 2008 U.S. Open, which he won on a shattered left leg, because the pain was after he made contact.