Former US Open champion Gary Woodland undergoes brain surgery

Wyndham Championship - second round

Wyndham Championship – second round

Former US Open champion Gary Woodland said Wednesday he will undergo surgery to remove a lesion found on his brain.

Woodland, a four-time PGA Tour winner, announced on social media that he was diagnosed with the lesion a few months ago and has been trying to treat the symptoms with medication.

“After consulting with several specialists and discussing with my family, we have made the decision that surgery to remove the lesion is the best course of action,” Woodland wrote. “I am in good spirits with my family and team by my side and so grateful for the love and support from everyone.”

Woodland, 39, failed to reach the PGA Tour postseason for the first time since 2012, finishing No. 94 in the FedExCup in a year in which only the top 70 advanced.

Woodland, a three-sport star who grew up in Kansas, won the 2019 US Open at Pebble Beach by holding off Brooks Koepka in the final round with a pitch he played from one end to the other of the fabled 17th green.

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