“I’m walking now and hope to resume practice in the next few weeks. I look forward to travelling and playing in Japan in October,” Tiger Woods said on his Twitter feed.

By Ian Horswill


Posted on August 28, 2019

US golfer Tiger Woods, second all-time in both men’s major championships and PGA Tour wins, has undergone more knee surgery.

Woods revealed his latest surgery on his Twitter feed.

The 43-year-old, who won his 15th Grand Slam event at the US Masters in April, announced on Tuesday (local time) that he had “an arthroscopic procedure” last week to repair minor cartilage damage in his left knee.

“I expect Tiger to make a full recovery,” Vern Cooley, the orthopedist who performed the surgery, said in a statement on Woods’s Twitter feed. “We did what was needed, and also examined the entire knee. There were no additional problems.”

Woods thanked Dr Cooley and his team.

“I’m walking now and hope to resume practice in the next few weeks. I look forward to travelling and playing in Japan in October,” Woods said.

Woods had four surgeries on his left knee by 2008, the last of which ended his season after he won the 2018 US Open. He later had four operations on his back and spent nearly three years away from the sport before returning to competitive play in 2018.

At the end of this year’s tournament schedule, Woods hinted that something wasn’t right with his body.

“I think right now the most important thing is fitness, for sure,” Woods said after finishing play at the BMW Championship. “Keep going the way I’m going right now because I need to get a little bit stronger in certain body parts, activate different areas. I need to get those parts stronger and then starting building up my game for Japan.”

Woods is scheduled to the PGA Tour’s first event in Japan, the Zozo Championship in October. Woods, English golfer Paul Casey, FedExCup champion Rory McIlroy, former World number one Jason Day, five-time PGA Tour winner Hideki Matsuyama, two-time US Masters champion Bubba Watson, 2017 US Masters winner Sergio Garcia, UK Open winner Louis Oosthuizen, and the youngest golfer ever to reach the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings, Ryo Ishikawa.

Woods is certain to want to play in the Hero World Challenge, which he hosts, at Albany in the Bahamas in December.

Woods is also captain of the US team at the Presidents Cup in Melbourne, Australia, from December 9–15. He may also play there.