Tiger Woods responds to a question during a press conference to launch the Bridgestone America's Golf Cup in Mexico City, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. Woods withdrew from the Bridgestone America's Golf Cup and two other events he had planned to play this year
Rebecca Blackwell
October 30, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Tiger Woods says he had a follow-up procedure on his back to relieve discomfort.

Charles Rich, the neurosurgeon who performed the procedure Wednesday in Utah, said on Woods' website that he was doing well and a full recovery was expected. He did not say what the procedure involved.

Woods first had a microdiscectomy a week before the 2014 Masters that kept him out three months. He later said he returned too early. He had another microdiscectomy Sept. 16 that ended his year.

Woods said on his website that ''it's one of those things that had to be done.'' There was no timetable on his return.

He canceled a press conference Wednesday for his Hero World Challenge, though he still plans to attend the Dec. 3-6 event in The Bahamas.

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