(CNN) — Tiger Woods has shown he underwent knee surgery last week and says he hopes to return to golfing in October.
The Masters winner declared he had surgery to repair minor cartilage damage in his left knee.
The 43-year-old said he will return at Japan — in the new event — the Zozo Championship of the PGA Tour in 24-27 October.
“I am walking and hope to resume clinic in the next few weeks,” that the 15-time major winner said on Twitter. “I look forward to traveling and playing in Japan in October.”
Woods in the past few years has undergone four operations such as spinal fusion operation in 2017, and has experienced several processes on his knee over the span of his career.
His surgeon Dr. Vern Cooley said he expected Woods to make a”full recovery.”
“We did what was needed, and examined the whole knee. There were no extra issues,” added Dr. Cooley, that was also a part of the group that carried out his reconstructive ACL surgery in his knee following his 2008 US Open success.
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Woods ended an 11-year wait when he won the Masters but since then he has missed the cut at the PGA Championship and the Open.
He complained of stiffness and soreness in his back and pulled from this Arnold Palmer Invitational earlier this season.
“I’m simply not moving nicely,” he told colleagues at Royal Portrush. “It’s just the way it’s. It father time and a number of processes I have had over time. It is just the way it’s likely to be.”
Woods withdrew from the Northern Trust of this month in New Jersey citing a side strain but returned for the BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club.
He failed to make up at East Lake, where he clinched his first victory last September.
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The former world No.1 is three figures short of Jack Nicklaus’ album and one win away from Sam Snead’s mark of 82 PGA Tour victories.

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