Gary Woodland's family provide update after PGA Tour stalwart has brain surgery

The golf world has sent their best wishes to PGA Tour stalwart Gary Woodland, who has undergone surgery to remove a lesion on his brain.

Gary Woodland's family provide update after PGA Tour stalwart has brain surgery

Former U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland is reportedly on the road to recovery after undergoing brain surgery. 

Woodland revealed earlier in the month he was going under the knife to remove a lesion on his brain. 

Per a statement from Woodland's team on social media, the 'majority of the tumour' was taken out and he's 'currently resting'. 

The statement read:

"After a long surgery today, the majority of the tumour has been removed and he is currently resting,
"At this time, the family requests space and privacy to be together. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers as he gets started on the road to recovery."

The 39-year-old, who previously won the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, previously stated he tried to treat the symptoms with medication, before deciding to have surgery after consultation with specialists and his family members. 

Woodland, known for hitting stingers on command, is a stalwart of the PGA Tour. He turned professional in 2007 and has won four times. 

Other than capturing his maiden major, Woodland's most recent win came at the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open. 

There were rumours that Woodland was going to join the rival LIV Golf League in 2022, considering he's good friends with the likes of Dustin Johnson

Woodland struggled for form in the 2023 campaign and he finished outside the top 70 in the FedEx Cup. Across 24 events, he made 18 cuts and posted six top-25s. 

His best finish came when he finished 14th at the Wells Fargo Championship. 

In the majors, he missed the cut at the 151st Open and the PGA Championship and finished 49th at the U.S. Open. 

Woodland did not compete in the 87th Masters.

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