PGA superstar Gary Woodland has revealed he is going to have brain surgery next month.
The former US Open champion released a statement on his health today, revealing doctors found a lesion on his brain several months ago.Golf ace Gary Woodland is to undergo brain surgery next month[/caption] Woodland discussed surgery with wife Gabby before making the decision[/caption]
Woodland, 39, last competed just three weeks ago at the Wyndham Championship.
But he will take some time away from the PGA tour as he prepares to go under the knife in September.
The golf ace made the decision with his family after medication failed to work.
Woodland said: “I wanted to share a recent health development with you. 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.
“I’m in good spirits with my family and team by my side and so thankful for the love and support of everyone.”
Woodland’s message saw him receive an outpouring of support.
Lee Westwood said: “Best wishes Gary.”
And Greg Chalmers responded with a series of prayer emojis.
Woodland has been playing pro golf since 2007 and got his PGA Tour card in 2009.
He’s won four championships since, with the biggest being the 2019 US Open.
Woodland beat Brooks Koepka by three strokes to land his first ever major.
That same year saw Woodland lose one of his baby twins due to complications with wife Gabby’s pregnancy.