(CNN) — Tiger Woods has shown he underwent knee surgery last week and says he hopes to return to golf in October.
The Masters winner declared he had surgery to fix minor cartilage damage in his left knee.
The 43-year-old said he’ll return at Japan — in the PGA Tour occasion — the Zozo Championship from 24-27 October.
“I’m walking now and expect to resume exercise within the next few weeks,” that the 15-time big winner said on Twitter. “I anticipate playing and traveling Japan in October.”
Woods in recent years has undergone four back surgeries such as spinal fusion surgery in 2017, and has had several procedures on his knee over the span of his career.
His physician Dr. Vern Cooley stated he expected Woods to make a”full recovery”
“We did exactly what was wanted, and also examined the entire knee. There were not any extra issues,” added Dr. Cooley, that was also part of the team that carried out his reconstructive ACL surgery in his knee after his 2008 US Open victory.
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Woods ended an 11-year wait when he won the Masters but since then he has missed the cut in the Open and the PGA Championship.
He complained of stiffness and soreness in his back in the Open and pulled out of this Arnold Palmer Invitational earlier this year with a neck strain.
“I’m just not moving nicely,” he told reporters at Royal Portrush. “It is just the way it is. It a few processes and dad time I have had over time. It is just the way it’s likely to be.”
Woods also withdrew from the Northern Trust of this month in New Jersey citing a side strain but returned to the BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club.
He failed to make up at East Lake, past September, where he clinched his first victory.
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The former world No.1 is three personalities short of Jack Nicklaus’ album and you win away from Sam Snead’s mark of 82 PGA Tour victories.
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