Golf World Rallies Around Gary Woodland After Brain Surgery Announcement

PGA Tour golfer Gary Woodland

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The golf world is showing full support for Gary Woodland after he announced he’ll soon undergo brain surgery to remove a lesion found on his brain.

Gary Woodland took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce he’ll go under the knife next month on September 18th. Woodland told his followers and fans that he’s was diagnosed several months ago and that he’d been trying to treat the symptoms with medication. But after consulting with a team of specialists and his family they’ve made the decision to go forward with brain surgery.

The golf world was quick to show support. Tony Finau wrote “Prayers up GW 🙏🏾 you got this bro.” Justin Thomas commented “Love you GW.”

Cameron McCormick wrote “Sending thoughts & prayers your way GW.” Trevor Immelman threw a prayer hands emoji in there. Michael Phelps one-upped him and with two prayer hands emojis. Then Country Music star Cole Swindell saw that and dropped triple prayer hands emojis.

Jay Bilas commented “We’re all with you, Gary. All the best!” Golf Channel’s Blair O’Neal Keiser commented “love & prayers for a healthy recovery.”

There are countless other comments from famous individuals and regular old golf fans. The showing of support and love after his brain surgery announcement has to have been moving to see. Woodland also shared the announcement on X, formerly known as Twitter.

He is a 4-time winner on the PGA Tour including a win at the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, the biggest win of his career. Woodland has also won the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Reno-Tahoe Open, and the Transitions Championship (now the Valspar).

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