2019 U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland resting after surgery removed brain tumor

At the end of August, Gary Woodland announced that he would undergo surgery to remove a lesion doctors found on his brain.

The surgery took place on Monday. His family then provided an update on his status following surgery.

“Today, after a long surgery, most of the tumor was removed and he is now resting.” Statement posted His Twitter account says:

“At this time, the family is asking for space and privacy to be together. We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers as he begins his road to recovery.”

Woodland, who won the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, received the diagnosis several months ago. Doctors prescribed medication to treat his symptoms, but he did not disclose it.

However, after consulting with experts, Woodland and her family decided that surgery was the best option.

“I’m in great spirits with my family and team by my side. I’m so grateful for everyone’s love and support,” Woodland said. I wrote it in the post August 30th.

Gary Woodland celebrates after making the winning putt at the 2019 US Open.
Photo credit: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

The Woodlands did not have their best season in 2023 as they did not qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs. His last competitive round was at the Wyndham Championship, where he tied for 27th place.

In majors, the former Kansas Jayhawk finished tied for 14th at Augusta National, missed the cut at the PGA Championship, and played in both the U.S. Open and British Open over the weekend.

However, his health is much more important than the result.

We hope Woodland makes a full and speedy recovery and is able to return to the PGA Tour in 2024.

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