Tiger Woods has undergone successful ankle surgery to treat arthritis caused by a previous injury.
Why it matters
The surgery puts in doubt whether he will play any more majors this year and questions will again be raised about how long the 15-time major champion can continue to compete at the highest level.
What the papers say
The Independent and The Guardian both report on the surgery, with The Independent quoting an orthopaedic surgeon and former professional golfer who suggests that Woods could be sidelined for at least six months. The Guardian quotes Woods' agent, who says there is no timetable for his return to playing golf.
How we got here
Woods made a record-equalling 23rd consecutive halfway cut in the Masters earlier this month, but the 15-time major winner was in last place when he withdrew after seven holes of round three at Augusta National. He had to pull out of the Masters midway through the third round earlier this month, which he attributed to plantar fasciitis.
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