Former U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland resting after surgery

by Joanne Miller

PGA Tour Golfer Gary Woodland Undergoes Surgery to Remove Brain Lesion

In a shocking development, professional golfer Gary Woodland announced at the end of August that he would be undergoing surgery to remove a lesion found on his brain. Woodland, who won the U.S. Open in 2019, received the diagnosis a few months ago but decided to keep it private until the surgery took place.

The operation occurred on Monday, and Woodland’s family provided an update on his status following the procedure. According to a statement posted to his Twitter account, the majority of the tumor has been removed, and Woodland is currently resting. The family has requested space and privacy during this time as they come together to support Woodland on his road to recovery.

Woodland’s health takes precedence over his golfing career, and we hope for his full and speedy recovery. Despite not having his best season in 2023 and failing to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs, Woodland’s focus now shifts to recuperating and regaining his strength.

Throughout his career, Woodland has been a consistent presence on the PGA Tour and a fan favorite. His victory at the U.S. Open in 2019 solidified his status as a top-tier golfer. Woodland’s positive attitude and determination have shone through his personal statement, where he expressed gratitude for the love and support he has received from everyone.

As fans and fellow golf enthusiasts, we eagerly await his return to the PGA Tour in 2024. Woodland’s presence on the course brings excitement and competitiveness to the game, and his absence will undoubtedly be felt.

For now, our thoughts and prayers are with Woodland and his family as he embarks on his journey to recovery. The golf community stands united in supporting him and sending positive energy his way. We know that Woodland’s strength and resilience will help him overcome this challenge, and we look forward to seeing him back on the course soon.

Disclaimer: This article was written by Jack Milko, a golf staff writer for SB Nation’s Playing Through. Follow him on Twitter @jack_milko for more golf coverage. Don’t forget to check out @_PlayingThrough as well.

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