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Gary Woodland facing surgery to remove brain lesion

Jun 13, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Gary Woodland hits his tee shot on the 11th hole during a practice round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Los Angeles Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Former U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland will have surgery next month to remove a brain lesion.

The 39-year-old PGA Tour veteran announced his condition and his Sept. 18 surgery date on Wednesday.

“I wanted to share a recent health development with you,” Woodland posted on X. “On Sept. 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. 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.”

Woodland is a four-time winner on the PGA Tour, including the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach by three strokes over Brooks Koepka.

At his most recent tournament, Woodland finished tied for 27th at the Wyndham Championship early this month.

–Field Level Media