Tiger Woods Undergoes Surgery; Expected to Miss Rest of 2023

Tiger Woods The 2022 OPEN Championship
Tiger Woods and caddie Joe Lecava make their way towards the 4th tee during a practice round prior to The 150th Open at St Andrews Old Course on July 11, 2022 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Harry How via Getty Images)

Tiger Woods underwent a “successful” subtalar fusion surgery on Wednesday in New York City. He is expected to miss the remainder of the 2023 season, according to medical experts.

The surgical procedure performed on Woods was done to strengthen the bones that form the ankle. The surgery was performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley.

Team Woods released the following statement on Twitter:

“Earlier today, Tiger underwent a subtalar fusion procedure to address his post traumatic arthritis from his previous talus fracture.

“It was performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley at HSS Sports Medicine Institute in New York City. He has determined the surgery to be successful.

“Tiger is currently recovering and looks forward to beginning his rehabilitation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg told the Associated Press: “The first goal is to recover and lead a much more enjoyable day-to-day life.”

Woods has played in just five events, over parts of two seasons, since returning from a 2021 car accident which caused serious damage to his legs and ankles. His results are:

2022 Masters – 47th
2022 PGA – WD
2022 British Open – MC
2023 Genesis – T45
2023 Masters – WD



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