Tiger Woods had one hell of a season, and by the looks of it, he’s all the way back. How did he get back to being the old Tiger? 

Well it definitely didn’t happen overnight. This report comes via the National Enquirer, which details Tiger’s risky spinal surgery. 

Tiger Woods is at the top of his game again after miracle back surgery saved him from screaming pain. The once dominant golfer copped the Tour Championship at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club in September for his first PGA victory since 2013. Even though he struggled weeks later at the Ryder Cup international matches, Tiger’s astounding comeback followed risky spinal surgery by Dr. Richard Guyer at the Texas Back Institute in April last year. Two of his vertebrae were fused and damaged disc material was removed, The National ENQUIRER learned from a source.

You can read more on the experimental surgery below: 

With his win back in September, Woods’ ranking jumped to 13th in the world, a jump of 1,186 spots since December 2017.

He definitely owes his back surgeon a huge thank you.