Gary Woodland Returns to Golf After Two Months Post Brain Surgery

Expressing gratitude for support, Woodland aims to return to competition next year

by Sead Dedovic
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Gary Woodland Returns to Golf After Two Months Post Brain Surgery
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Gary Woodland, the 2019 US Open Champion, recently shared a slow-motion swing video on Instagram, marking a milestone in his recovery from brain surgery. Fans were delighted after seeing the video. After revealing his surgery plans in August and successfully removing the majority of the tumor in September, he's focused on recuperation.

He is aware that he won't be able to be at the peak right away.
Expressing gratitude for support, Woodland aims to return to competition next year. Despite missing the FedEx Cup playoffs, he played 24 events in 2022/2023, earning $2,256,535 and ranking 94th in FedEx Cup points.

His current world golf ranking is 81st, with no confirmed return timeline.

Gary Woodland: This journey has been very hard

"This journey has been very hard but I’m extremely thankful to be progressing and for the unconditional love and support from everyone.

You’ve all made this process a little easier for me and my family. Thank you to everyone and I look forward seeing you all next year."- Gary Woodland said. Gary Woodland has tremendous support from his family, colleagues, and fans.

Many hope that Woodland will now be the old one and that there will be no more health problems. His quality and talent are something we are very familiar with. Woodland proved to be a real fighter. He accepted his fate, he knew he had to fight, and now his full return in full glory is expected.

At this point, it doesn't matter how much Woodland can do on the golf scene. His return is currently the most important thing, and the rest will come with time. The golfing community eagerly anticipates his resurgence, not just for his skill on the course, but also for the inspiration his journey offers to those facing challenges.

Woodland's resilience and determination serve as a beacon of hope, showcasing the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Source: Golfmonthly.com

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