Golf champion Gary Woodland swinging clubs weeks after brain surgery

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Talk about getting back into the swing of things.

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Less than two months after undergoing brain surgery to remove a tumour, PGA Tour golfer Gary Woodland posted a video to social media of himself at the driving range.

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“This journey has been very hard but I’m extremely thankful to be progressing and for the unconditional love and support from everyone,” Woodland wrote in the caption.

“You’ve all made this process a little easier for me and my family. Thank you to everyone and I look forward seeing you all next year.”

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Woodland announced in late August that doctors had found a lesion on his brain and he would be undergoing surgery to remove it.

“I was diagnosed a few months ago and have been trying to treat symptoms with medication,” Woodland wrote at the time. “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.”

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After the Sept. 18 surgery, the golfer’s management team posted to social media that a “majority” of the tumour had been removed and also thanked fans for their support.

Woodland famously won the U.S. Open in 2019 at Pebble Beach and also has four victories on the PGA Tour.

During his U.S. Open triumph, he held off a red-hot Brooks Koepka down the stretch and shot a 13-under 271, which is tied for the third-lowest winning score at the major.

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