Former pro golfer, cancer survivor undergoes prostate cancer surgery

Wife says North is 'doing great at home'
Former pro golfer, cancer survivor undergoes prostate cancer surgery

A former pro golfer who’s survived skin cancer underwent surgery Monday to treat prostate cancer, a UW Health official said Tuesday.

UW Health spokeswoman Susan Lampert Smith said Andy North, 64, was released from the hospital Tuesday.

North’s wife, Sue, said on Twitter Wednesday morning that Andy is “doing great at home now.”

North is a Monona Grove High School alumnus who went into professional golf in 1972, earning a PGA tour victory in ’77, and winning the U.S. Open Championship in ’78 and ’85, according to his website.

North and his wife live in Madison.

North has organized a cancer research fundraiser and at the sixth Annual Andy North and Friends event in June, the group raised $920,000 for the Carbone Cancer center.

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