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'I'll be back, ready to compete,' promises Tiger Woods after follow-up back operation
The former world number one will still take on hosting duties of the Hero World Challenge in early December.

TIGER WOODS LAST night revealed that he had undergone a successful procedure to alleviate discomfort stemming from the back surgery he suffered in September.

The former world number one said in a statement on his website the procedure had been carried out by neurosurgeon Charles Rich in Park City, Utah, on Wednesday.

“Tiger is doing well, and we expect him to make a full recovery,” Rich said in the statement.

Woods, who has previously said he expects to return in early 2016, said he had not yet set a date for his eventual comeback.

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“It’s one of those things that had to be done,” he said. “I have an outstanding team of doctors, and I’ll be back as soon as I can.”

However Woods said he would be on hand to host the December 2-6 Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas which raises funds for his charitable foundation.

“I look forward to being at my event,” Woods said. “Hero is a tremendous supporter of my foundation and particularly our scholars.”

‘I’ll be back’

Woods meanwhile vowed to return to golf eventually, saying the support of well-wishers had motivated him during his recovery.

“My family and the fans’ concern and support have helped a lot,” Tiger said. “I’ll be back, and I’ll be ready to compete.”

Woods struggled through a miserable 2015 campaign that included missed cuts at three straight major championships — the US Open, British Open and PGA Championship.

He posted his worst rounds as a pro — an 82 at the Phoenix Open and an 85 at the Memorial, even taking a break from competition early in the year to try to sort out his game and get going again in his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 major titles.

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