PGA Tour star Gary Woodland reveals he will have surgery to remove a lesion from his brain
- Gary Woodland revealed the lesion had been diagnosed a few months ago
- The American’s biggest win came when he won 2019 US Open at Pebble Beach
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PGA Tour golfer Gary Woodland announced he will undergo surgery to remove a lesion from his brain.
The 39-year-old broke the news on X, formerly known as Twitter, Wednesday, revealing his condition was diagnosed a few months ago and that he had been trying to treat symptoms with medication.
But the 2019 US Open champion is now slated to have the procedure on September 18.
‘I wanted to share a recent health development with you,’ Woodland wrote. ‘On Sept. 18th, I’ll be having surgery to remove a lesion found on my brain.
‘I was diagnosed a few months ago and have been trying to treat symptoms with medication. After consulting with multiple specialists and discussing with my family, we’ve made the decision that surgery to remove the lesion is the best course of action.
PGA Tour golfer Gary Woodland announced he will undergo surgery to remove a brain lesion
The biggest win of his career came in 2019 when Woodland won the US Open at Pebble Beach
‘I’m in good spirits with my family and team by my side and so thankful for the love and support of everyone.’
Woodland posted only two top-10 finishes in 24 starts on the PGA Tour this season ad missed the playoffs after coming 94th in the FedEx Cup standings.
He last teed it up at the Wyndham Championship on August 7-11, where he finished tied-27.
The biggest win of his career came in 2019 when Woodland held off Brooks Koepka to clinch his first and only major win at the US Open at Pebble Beach.
Woodland was a college basketball player at Washburn University, before transferring to the University of Kansas after his freshman year to play golf.
In 2017, Woodland and his wife Gabby were expecting twins but lost their daughter three months before their son Jaxson was born ten weeks premature, weighing three pounds.
The following year, Gabby suffered two miscarriages before the couple welcomed twins girls, Maddox and Lennox, in August 2019.