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Gary Woodland is “currently resting” after undergoing surgery to remove a lesion in his brain.

A statement sent out on Woodland’s social media accounts on Monday evening confirmed the former US Open champion had the “majority of the tumour” removed in the surgery.

Woodland, 39, announced last month that earlier this year he had been diagnosed with a lesion in his brain.

• Gary Woodland to undergo brain surgery

He said that he first tried to treat his symptoms with medication, before deciding after consolation with specialists and family members that the best course of action was to undergo surgery.

“After a long surgery today, the majority of the tumor has been removed and he is currently resting,” a post written by Woodland’s team said.

“At this time, the family requests space and privace to be together,” the post read. “Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers as he gets started on the road to recovery.”

Woodland is a stalwart of the PGA Tour who had his best career moment at the 2019 US Open, winning his first major title at Pebble Beach in California.

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He is a four-time winner on the American circuit and won the Waste Management Phoenix Open back in 2018.

The American last played at the Wyndham Championship back in August before his surgery, failing to qualify for the top 70 who advanced through to the FedEx Cup playoffs.

In total, he has played 24 events across the 2022-2023 PGA Tour season, making 18 cuts and posting six top-25s.

His strongest performance arguably came at the first major of the year, the Masters, where he achieved his highest ever finish round Augusta National in a tie for 14th.

Woodland is yet to announce any plans to return to competitive golf and it is unclear how long he will spend on the sidelines in recovery.


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