Tiger Woods, a professional golfer and fifteen-time major champion, revealed on Wednesday that he had undergone fusion surgery on one of his ankle bones, ten days after withdrawing from the Masters due to injury. Woods stated on Twitter that the operation was necessary to address his post-traumatic arthritis, which was caused by a previous talus bone fracture. His agent, Mark Steinberg, told the Associated Press that Woods’ first goal is to recover and lead a more comfortable day-to-day life.
Woods, who is 47 years old, has been playing a limited schedule since his 2021 car accident, in which he suffered serious injuries. He pulled out of the Masters after reaggravating a tissue inflammation that makes it difficult for him to walk. The PGA Championship, the second major of the year, is scheduled to take place in Rochester, New York, next month.