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Tiger Woods has fourth back surgery

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Tiger Woods (Gallo Images)
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Los Angeles - Superstar golfer Tiger Woods announced on his website on Thursday that he has undergone a fourth back surgery to alleviate pain, one that likely sidelines him at least until October.

"The surgery went well, and I'm optimistic this will relieve my back spasms and pain," said Woods, who hasn't played competitive golf since pulling out of the Dubai Desert Classic on February 3 with back spasms.

Typical recovery time after his latest procedure is about six months, the article on Woods' website said. That timeline would mean missing the remainder of this PGA Tour season and the Presidents Cup matches.

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