Tiger Woods: After withdrawing from the Masters, the 15-time major champion underwent’successful’ ankle surgery.
Tiger Woods underwent “successful” ankle fusion surgery after withdrawing from the Masters.
After exacerbating a heel pain problem, the 15-time major winner withdrew during the third round at Augusta.
On Wednesday, he underwent surgery in New York to repair an arthritic problem caused by a previous ankle fracture.
Woods is now a big question mark for next month’s US PGA Championship, which will be contested at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester from May 18-21.
“Earlier today, Tiger underwent a subtalar fusion procedure to address his post-traumatic arthritis from his previous talus fracture,” Woods’ social media platforms said in a statement.
“Dr Martin O’Malley of the HSS Sports Medicine Institute in New York performed it.” He has judged that the surgery was a success. Tiger is on the mend and eager to begin his recuperation.”
The ankle issue is the latest setback for Woods, who believed his leg would have to be amputated due to significant injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Los Angeles in February 2021.
He made the cut at the Masters earlier this month, but was six over par after seven holes of his third round, sitting last of the 54 remaining players, when he was forced to withdraw due to an injury, in cold, wet, and windy conditions that delayed play and would have required him to play 29 holes on the final day.