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Wife Of PGA Tour Golfer Jeff Overton Shares His Bout With Life-Threatening Illness

PGA Tour golfer Jeff Overton has been dealing with a terrifying illness.

Jeff Overton, who has golfed on the PGA Tour since 2006, contracted a life-threatening spinal infection after a routine procedure on a herniated disc in his back.

Overton's wife revealed the news in a Twitter post on Sunday, the golfer's 34th birthday.

"After taking several months off of competitive golf due to a herniated disc, Jeff underwent a minimally invasive procedure in hopes of improving the area. Through the procedure, he acquired a life-threatening infection in his spine, forcing him to have an emergency surgery.

"After a month in the hospital and acute rehab center, many nights of excruciating pain and uncertainty, two months of IV antibiotics and home health care, we are finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel."

A former U.S. Ryder Cup team member, Overton hasn't competed in an event in more than two months.

Thankfully, he's working past this health issue. Hopefully he can make a full recovery.