Woods undergoes another back surgery


Tiger Woods has undergone another back surgery, he announced Friday on his website.

The surgery, a follow-up procedure to Woods’ September back surgery, was performed Wednesday in Park City, Utah, by neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Rich. It was done to relieve discomfort.

"Tiger is doing well, and we expect him to make a full recovery," Rich was quoted.

There is no timetable for Woods' return to the PGA Tour.

"It's one of those things that had to be done," Woods said. "I have an outstanding team of doctors, and I'll be back as soon as I can."

Woods was reported to be on bed rest and will miss his final design visit Nov. 5 to Bluejack National, a Tiger Woods Design course outside Houston.

The report said Woods is expected to attend and host the Hero World Challenge, which benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation, but won't be able to play.

The 18-player tournament will take place Dec. 2-6 at Albany in the Bahamas.

"I look forward to being at my event," Woods said.

"My family and the fans' concern and support have helped a lot," Woods said. "I'll be back, and I'll be ready to compete."