(Reuters) – Former U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland has undergone surgery to remove a tumor on his brain, his team said on Monday.
The 39-year-old American revealed the diagnosis last month, saying that he decided to move forward with surgery to remove the lesion after consulting with multiple specialists and discussions with his family.
The majority of the tumor had been removed after a “long surgery”, his team said on his social media accounts.
“At this time, the family requests space and privacy to be together. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers as he gets started on the road to recovery.”
Reuters has contacted Woodland’s team for comment.
Woodland is a four-time winner on the PGA Tour including the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. He played in 24 events this year, making 18 cuts and notching two top-10 finishes.
(Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford)
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