Tiger Woods Announces How He is Feeling After Surgery

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May 24, 2017

It has been a month since professional golfer Tiger Woods had his latest back surgery. On Wednesday, Tiger stated that he felt "instant nerve relief."

Tiger Woods has had issues with back pain since 2014. He has had four surgeries, in efforts to alleviate the pain. 

"I haven't felt this good in years," he announced Wednesday, a month after his fusion back surgery. 

Tiger goes into depth about his health and his journey in a blog post on his website. He mentions the recovery for this fourth back surgery could possibly be six months, meaning he would be out for the rest of the PGA TOUR season. 

Despite the recovery time, the road to recovery, and the practice to get to where he once was as a golfer, Tiger Woods makes sure there is no doubt in anyone's mind that he will continue to play golf.

"I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again," he wrote on the blog. 

Tiger also stated that he is very focused on his rehabilitation and taking all the right steps to full recovery.

“Presently, I’m not looking ahead,” Woods wrote. “I can’t twist for another two and a half to three months. Right now, my sole focus is rehab and doing what the doctors tell me. I am concentrating on short-term goals.”

Tiger stresses he understands it will be a long road and won't be easy, but he is glad he has the chance and is overjoyed about being pain-free.

Woods refers to a few other famous golfers who have had the same back surgery and mentions how they have been able to recover and return to professional golf.

“But more than anything, it made their lives better. That’s the most important thing … that I can have a life again with my kids.”

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