New York, USA: Iconic golf player Tiger Woods has undergone “successful” ankle fusion surgery following his recent withdrawal from the Masters.
Woods has won major a record 15 times. He recently pulled out during the third round at Augusta after reaggravating a heel pain problem.
Reports said that Woods had an operation on Wednesday in New York to correct an arthritis issue from a previous ankle fracture.
The legendary golfer is now a huge doubt for next month’s US PGA Championship being held at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester from 18-21 May.
“Earlier today, Tiger underwent a subtalar fusion procedure to address his post-traumatic arthritis from his previous talus fracture,” said a statement on Woods’ social media channels.
(With inputs from BBC)