Jordan Spieth is said to be "recovering well" in hospital after complicated surgery to fuse two vertebrae in his lower back.

The 24 year old three time Major winner underwent a five hour procedure to fuse his lowest (L-5) vertebrae to his sacrum at the Texas Back Institute Center near Dallas.

The operation was performed by Dr. Guy Richards, the same surgeon who carried out Tiger Woods successful fusion operation in April.

Spieth intially presented at the hospital Monday complaining of a lack of distance off the tee.  After tests revealed no floating disc fragments, fluid leakage spasms or shooting pains Spieth was rushed immediately to the operating theatre where the surgery was performed.

"Given that Jordan was fully fit, pain free and healthy before the operation, the hope is for a speedy recovery now," said a spokesman for Spieth's management company.  "Hopefully he will gain a few yards with the driver and it'll all be worth it."

As for surgeon Dr Guy Richards; he is set to have a busy run up to Christmas with Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler all set to undergo the same operation in the next week.

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