Her­nia surgery shelves Mick­el­son

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Phil Mick­el­son faces an in­def­i­nite pe­riod out of ac­tion af­ter un­der­go­ing a sec­ond her­nia op­er­a­tion in the space of two months.

A state­ment from Mick­el­son’s man­age­ment, La­gadere Sports, late on Mon­day said the 46-year-old five-time ma­jor win­ner was ex­pected to make a full re­cov­ery.

The op­er­a­tion will not prevent the Amer­i­can be­ing tour­na­ment am­bas­sador at the Ca­reerBuilder Chal­lenge in La Quinta, Cal­i­for­nia from Jan 19-22.

Mick­el­son had her­nia surgery in Oc­to­ber.

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