Gary Woodland operated on for a brain tumor

"After a lengthy operation today, most of the tumor has been removed and he is currently at rest"

by Andrea Gussoni
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Gary Woodland operated on for a brain tumor
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The 2019 US Open champion, Gary Woodland, who at the end of August announced that he would undergo delicate brain surgery on September 18, has made public - through a statement signed by his team - that "he is currently resting." " after a "long surgical procedure" to remove a brain tumor that was found earlier this year.

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"After a lengthy operation today, most of the tumor has been removed and he is currently at rest," reads the post Team Woodland shared on X. "At this time, the family requests space and privacy to be together "Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers as the road to recovery begins," the letter adds.

Woodland, a well-liked player on the PGA Tour, had explained in August that he had analyzed his case with several specialists who suggested that, ultimately, an intervention was the best option he had. Let's hope that the winner of the US Open at Pebble Beach makes a satisfactory recovery.

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