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The Tour Report

February 8 2013

10:34 PM

Love recovering after neck surgery


By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

Davis Love III certainly is keeping his sense of humor after having surgery in Atlanta on Friday to alleviate the neck pain that has plagued him for the better part of the last decade.

According to a report on the Golf Channel's website, bone spurs were removed during the surgery and a spinal fusion procedure was performed. He is expected to be out of action six weeks to two months but should be able to putt next week.

The 2012 Ryder Cup captain, who withdrew from last week's Waste Management Phoenix Open after the first round, has tweeted several times since the operation. He was supposed to play in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice this week before making the decision to have the surgery.

One of the tweets was a picture of the hallway in the hospital with the message "Here we go." He later tweeted the number 8 with a photo of the hospital chart used to measure pain. According to the photo, 8 means "Hurts whole lot."

Then came the one "From Team DL3: Davis is now out of surgery and recovering. Doctor says surgery went very well! Thank you 4 all the well wishes."

But the best is the photo posted above that came with the tweet: "Coolest Shower Cap Ever?!... I may regret this when the pain meds wear off."

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