The 15-time major winner, last played at the PNC Championship in December, where he felt “discomfort” in his back.
A statement on his social media channels said he has had a “procedure known as a microdiscectomy to remove a pressurized disc fragment that was pinching his nerve”.
Doctors said the surgery was successful but Woods, 45, will miss a number of PGA Tour events.
“I look forward to begin training and am focused on getting back out on Tour,” he said.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) January 19, 2021
Woods, 45, is expected to be out for around two months, missing the upcoming Farmers Insurance Open from 28-31 January and Genesis Invitational from 18-21 February.
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