Tiger Woods on Tuesday said he underwent a procedure to remove a pressurized disc fragment that was pinching a nerve in his back.
Doctors said the surgery was a success and the 15-time major champion is expected to make a full recovery.
"I look forward to begin training and am focused on getting back out on Tour," said Woods, who has 82 career wins on the PGA Tour.
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Woods said he experienced back pain during last month's PNC Championship. The recent microdiscectomy was the 45-year-old American's fifth back surgery.
While he will not be competing at Torrey Pines or Riviera, Woods will still serve as tournament host for the Genesis Invitational in Southern California.
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He has won the Masters on five previous occasions and his focus will be on returning to fitness ahead of the even which gets underway on April 8.
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