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

On the finish of August, Gary Woodland introduced that he could be present process surgical procedure to take away a lesion medical doctors discovered on his mind.

That operation occurred on Monday. His household then supplied an replace on his standing following the process.

“After an extended surgical procedure at present, nearly all of the tumor has been eliminated and he’s at present resting,” a press release posted to his Twitter account reads.

“Presently, the household requests house and privateness to be collectively. Thanks all on your ideas and prayers as he will get began on the highway to restoration.”

Woodland, who received the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Seashore, acquired this prognosis just a few months in the past. Medical doctors prescribed treatment to assist deal with his signs, which he didn’t disclose.

Nevertheless, after consulting with specialists, Woodland and his household determined surgical procedure was one of the best plan of action.

“I’m in good spirits with my household and group by my facet and so grateful for the love and help of everybody,” Woodland wrote in a publish on Aug. 30.

Gary Woodland, U.S. Open, PGA Tour

Gary Woodland celebrates after holing the profitable putt on the 2019 U.S. Open.
Photograph by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Pictures

Woodland didn’t have his finest season in 2023, as he didn’t qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. His final aggressive rounds got here on the Wyndham Championship, the place he tied for twenty seventh.

As for the majors, the previous Kansas Jayhawk completed in a tie for 14th at Augusta Nationwide, missed the lower on the PGA Championship, and made the weekend at each the U.S. Open and Open Championship.

However his well being is infinitely extra necessary than his outcomes.

Let’s hope Woodland makes a full and speedy restoration in order that he returns to the PGA Tour in 2024.

Jack Milko is a golf employees author for SB Nation’s Enjoying By. You possibly can observe him on Twitter @jack_milko for extra golf protection. You’ll want to take a look at @_PlayingThrough too.