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Tiger Woods Announces He's Undergone A Procedure On His Knee

tiger woods chews gum at the masters

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Tiger Woods of the United States chews gum on the second hole during the second round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods has dealt with plenty of physical ailments over the years. This summer, Woods had to withdraw from The Northern Trust due to injury.

This afternoon, Woods announced that he had arthroscopic surgery last week on his troublesome left knee. The procedure was to repair minor cartilage damage.

Woods is supposed to make a full recovery and resume playing soon.

"I would like to thank Dr. [Vern] Cooley and his team," Woods said in a statement. "I'm walking now and hope to resume practice in the next few weeks. I look forward to traveling and playing in Japan in October."

Woods recently confirmed he will play the ZOZO Championship in Japan in late October. He did not participate in the Tour Championship last weekend after failing to qualify.

After his stunning win at the Masters in April, Woods' play was very up-and-down. He missed the cut at the PGA Championship and Open Championship and finished with only three top-10 finishes.

Still, Woods has called his overall 2019 campaign a "very special" one.