Tiger Woods creating behind-the-scenes look at back surgery and recovery

January 30, 2020
Tiger Woods doubles over in pain during the Final Round of The Barclays.

There has perhaps been no golfer whose injuries have been examined to such an extent as Tiger Woods’. Now, Woods is telling his story from his own perspective for an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at his back surgeries, recovery process and eventual return to the pinnacle of the sport.

In a partnership between Woods and Centinel Spine, there is a video in production that documents Woods’ back troubles that nearly cost him his career, and his subsequent recovery.

“The level of expertise and care I received from my medical team and Centinel Spine throughout this medical journey was unparalleled and an integral part of my return to the course,” Woods said in a press release. “I hope this piece will be able to help people suffering through some of the same pain issues and feel positive about finding a lasting solution.”

Woods injury history has been well documented, but his back injuries in the 2010s were perhaps the most significant in his historic career. Back troubles in the middle part of the decade sidelined him for a better part of two years, and saw him struggle to play competitively for many seasons. As recently as 2016, Woods acknowledged that he may never return to professional golf.

His comeback from those troubles are well known. From the close calls in the 2018 majors, to the breakthrough at the Tour Championship that same year. His triumph at the Masters last year serving as one of the biggest sports moments of the year, and his subsequent victory in Japan to tie Sam Snead’s long-standing 82-victory mark.

Now fans will have a chance to peer behind the curtain during those trying times that led to this new chapter in Woods’ storied career.

“This will be an authentic account of Tiger’s patient journey from the point of view of an individual suffering from the life-altering effects of back or neck pain,” said Centinel Spine Chairman & CEO John Viscogliosi. “We look forward to our continued work with Tiger to better support and educate individuals suffering from pain and discomfort.”

The video is being produced by Emmy-nominated director Kevin Foley and is scheduled to be released sometime in mid 2020.

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