McIlroy undergoes laser eye surgery, posts photo

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Rory McIlroy set his sights on a sharper 2016 after announcing that he underwent laser eye surgery this week. 

Here is what McIlroy, who has relied on contact lenses throughout his career, posted on Thursday:

Human version of the dreaded K-9 cone.... Only for sleeping though! Laser eye surgery went well yesterday

A photo posted by Rory McIlroy (@rorymcilroy) on

Most patients recover quickly from the surgery and report clear vision after about six months.

Tiger Woods underwent his first Lasik eye surgery in 1999 and had a follow-up procedure about eight years later. 

It seems this is a popular time of year for players to perform some maintenance. Henrik Stenson posted a photo Wednesday before he underwent a minor knee surgery.