In February, Woods withdraws from the Farmers Insurance Open with a back injury. He returns in April for the Masters and finishes T-17.
In April at the Masters, Woods strikes a tree root on a swing, jarring his right arm. “A bone kind of popped out and the joint kind of went out of place, but I put it back in,” Woods said.
In September, Woods has two microdiscectomy surgeries on his back to remove bone fragments that were pinching a nerve.
In October, he has another back surgery with the goal of relieving discomfort, and his golf career is stalled. After nearly 16 months away, Woods completes 72 holes at the Hero World Challenge in December 2016.