Golf: Steve Stricker, a 12-time winner on the PGA Tour, has undergone back surgery the American golfer said in a statement on Wednesday.
Stricker had the procedure at a Wisconsin hospital on Tuesday after being hampered by a compressed nerve in his lower back that has caused problems in his hips and legs.
"I`m very excited to get back to practising and competing in 2015 and expect to be 100 percent physically which really excites me.” said Stricker said in a statement.
The 47-year-old does not have a specific target date for a return to competition.
Stricker, who reached as high as second in the world rankings, currently is ranked 41st.