2015, Back to back
After seemingly being injury-free for most of 2015, Woods announces on Sept. 18 that he had a second microdiscectomy two days earlier. "With the upcoming offseason, the decision was made to remove a small disc fragment that was pinching his nerve," neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Rich said.
Short-term damage: Woods will miss the rest of his 2015 schedule and likely the early part of 2016 as well.
Long-term damage: Whether recovery from the latest back surgery extends into the major season is still to be determined, but for a player who has struggled to piece together consistent golf in recent years, this is another huge blow.Getty Images