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Tiger Woods underwent a fifth back surgery

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Tiger Woods suffered a setback in his rehab. The golfer admitted Tuesday that he had to undergo a fifth back surgery, which would prevent him from undergoing alongside the rest of the court for next season’s PGA Tour.

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Woods will not compete next week in the Open Farmers Insurance at Torrey Pines, a tournament he won seven times, the last in 2013. He also won the US Open at that tournament in 2008. He will be Torrey Pines. Hosting major tournament again next June.

The golfer will also miss the Genesis invitation it hosts. The tournament will take place on the fairways of the Riviera Club, from February 18 to 21.

Woods did not say when he had a microdiscectomy, which was to remove part of the disc. The injury caused his back pain during the PNC Championship last month, which he played with his 11-year-old son, Charlie.

Doctors said the operation was successful. They expect a full recovery, according to a statement sent by TGR.

Woods, who turned 45 at the end of last year, has now performed 10 operations: five in the left knee and five in the back.

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