Tiger Woods has back surgery - out for six months

Tiger Woods has operation to cure pain in his back and leg

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Tiger Woods has had back surgery and is expected to be out of golf for six months.

The 41-year-old Woods, who has now gone through four back surgeries, had the procedure to cure pain in his back and leg.

"I look forward to living without the pain I have been battling so long and to getting back to a normal life, playing with my kids and competing in professional golf," the 14-time major winner said.

"The surgery went well, and I'm optimistic this will relieve my back spasms and pain.”

Woods made a comeback in December after 15 months out of competitive golf following back surgery, but was forced to pull out of the Dubai Desert Classic in February following a back spasm.

He will likely miss the remainder of the majors this term.