2019 US Open champion Gary Woodland has announced on social media that he will undergo brain surgery on September 18th.
“I wanted to share with you a recent health development,” he wrote. “September 18th, I will have surgery to remove a lesion on my brain.”
Woodland, 39, said he was diagnosed with the ulcer a few months ago and is working to treat the symptoms with medication.
“After consulting with several specialists and talking with my family, we decided that surgery to remove the lesion was the best course of action,” he said.
Thank you for your support during this time. GW pic.twitter.com/QSDlQqXFd0
— Gary Woodland (@GaryWoodland) August 30, 2023
Woodland’s 2019 US Open victory was his first major championship. In the year He had top-10 finishes at the PGA Championship in 2018 and 2019, finished 10th at the US Open in 2022, and finished 14th at this year’s Masters.
Woodland edged two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka to claim his 2019 major and record his lowest US Open score in eight years.
Last year, Woodland won top-10 tournaments at the Genesis Invitational and the Houston Open.
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