Report: Surgery for Davis Love III

Updated: February 6, 2013, 8:56 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Davis Love III will undergo neck surgery and expects to miss six-to-eight weeks, the veteran golfer told GolfChannel.com.

Love told the website that the surgery, which will take place Friday, will help relieve numbness and weakness caused by spinal stenosis and joint bone spurs.

"I've been working around it and it's been a nagging thing for a long time," Love told GolfChannel.com. "The last three months, it's been more than a nagging thing. It's just been a constant annoyance and needs to be fixed."

Love withdrew from last weekend's Waste Management Phoenix Open because of the injury and also will miss this week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, an event he has won twice.

Love told GolfChannel.com that the surgery will be performed by Dr. Regis Haid, who expects that the 20-time PGA Tour winner will be putting again as early as next Wednesday.

"I've been anxious for months and months," the 48-year-old Love told the website. "The nurse called about my pre-op meeting on Thursday and I told her, 'I can't wait.' I'm going to be way better when I get back."

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