Sign up for our daily newsletter

Latest news, reviews, analysis and opinion, plus unmissable deals for bunkered subscriptions, events, and our commercial partners.

Gary Woodland has announced on Twitter that he will undergo brain surgery next month.

The 2019 U.S. Open winner was diagnosed with a lesion on his brain earlier this year and says he has tried to treat it with medication.

However, the American believes he is at a point where surgery is the best option to remove the abnormality.

Woodland said: “I wanted to share a recent health development with you.

“On September 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.

• Masters champion in Alfred Dunhill Links field

• Bob MacIntyre faces fight for Ryder Cup spot

“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.”

The 39-year-old has not played a full PGA Tour schedule this season but did compete in three consecutive events leading up to the FedEx Cup play-offs.

Woodland did not reach the latter stages of the season, given he finished 94th on the season-long standings.

The four-time PGA Tour winner has had a consistent season without winning and missed the cut just four times from 19 starts this year.

One week after the Ryder cup finishes in Rome, the PGA Tour returns for the 2024 season at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

• DP World Tour partners with new circuit for 2024

• Jon Rahm’s live reaction to Thomas Ryder Cup pick

It tees off on October 5, and Woodland played the event last year, albeit missing the cut.

Upon successful surgery, patients are usually restricted to four weeks of non-strenuous activity.

The surgery, known as a lesionectomy, can take anywhere from three to seven hours to complete.

Several tour pros and golf figures have passed on their best wishes, including PGA Tour player Troy Merritt.

He tweeted: “Prayers that everything works out successfully! All the best, Gary!”

More Reads

Image Turnberry green

The bunkered Golf Course Guide - Scotland

Now, with bunkered, you can discover the golf courses Scotland has to offer. Trust us, you will not be disappointed.

Find Courses