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.”
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 19, 2023
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
Can he play golf well again? Depends on your definition of well. He’ll never be the Tiger of 2000 or even 2015. The fact that this is his right foot/ankle is the saving grace, as you need motion in your left foot/ankle as you roll over it near impact. 15/end
— Bill Mallon (@bambam1729) April 19, 2023