Tiger Woods announced that he had back surgery Wednesday and won’t play again in 2015.

This is certainly disappointing, but I’m a fighter,” Woods said Friday on his website. “I’ve been told I can make a full recovery, and I have no doubt that I will.”

Woods, a 14-time major champion and winner of more than 100 events worldwide, underwent a microdiscectomy late on Sept. 16.

“Tiger Woods underwent a microdiscectomy late on Sept. 16 at Park City Medical Center,” Dr. Rich said. “With the upcoming offseason, the decision was made to remove a small disc fragment that was pinching his nerve. The microsurgery was a complete success, and he was discharged Thursday night.”

“This is certainly disappointing, but I’m a fighter,” Woods said. “I’ve been told I can make a full recovery, and I have no doubt that I will.”

Woods will begin intensive rehabilitation and soft tissue treatment within a week.

By Glenn Erby

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