Woods undergoes 'successful' follow-up procedure


Tiger Woods announced Friday that he has undergone a "successful" procedure as a follow-up to his latest back surgery.

According to a release on his site, the procedure was performed on Oct. 28 and intended to "relieve discomfort." It was done in Park City, Utah, by the same neurosurgeon who performed Woods' microdiscectomy surgery on Sept. 16.

"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."

While the announcement of Woods' September surgery estimated his return to competition as "early 2016," this latest release indicates that there is "no timetable" for Woods' return to the PGA Tour.

Timeline of Woods' injuries

Woods is now on bed rest, and will miss his final design visit to Bluejack National outside Houston, scheduled for Nov. 5. A press conference to announce the field of the Hero World Challenge, scheduled for Nov. 4 at Woods' restaurant in Jupiter, Fla., has also been cancelled.

"I'm extremely disappointed not to be going to Bluejack, but I'm very excited about our grand opening in the spring," Woods said. "It's a fantastic course, and we're very proud of our first U.S. design."

The announcement confirms that Woods won't participate in the 18-man Hero tournament, but the host is expected to attend the event, held Dec. 3-6 at Albany in the Bahamas.

"I look forward to being at my event," he said. "My family and the fans' concern and support have helped a lot. I'll be back, and I'll be ready to compete."