Exhausted Rose withdraws from tournament

MARK LAMPORT-STOKES
Last updated 09:17 25/06/2013
Justin Rose
Getty Images
JUSTIN DONE: US Open champion Justin Rose has withdrawn from this week's AT&T National at Congressional Country Club.

Relevant offers

Golf

Taranaki golfer wins New Zealand long drive championships at Clearwater Danny Lee in tie for lead on PGA Tour after superb second round in Texas Spanish golfer Jon Rahm puts on a show at Colonial Honest Ernie Els overrules his own eagle, penalises himself two strokes Golfers going the distance in search of World Long Drive Championships spot Lydia Ko plays the tourist while No 1 ranking goes on the line Tiger Woods feeling no back pain after surgery, wants to compete again - in time Lydia Ko, USGA want focus on Women's Open golf, not Donald Trump's course Danny Lee shoots up FedEx Cup standings with first top 10 Billy Horschel's wife Brittany reveals battle with alcoholism

US Open champion Justin Rose has withdrawn from this week's AT&T National at Congressional Country Club, citing fatigue after a demanding run on the PGA Tour leading up to and following his first major victory.

The English world number three, who eight days ago triumphed by two shots in the 113th US Open at Merion Golf Club, tied for 13th at the Travelers Championship on Sunday in his very next tournament appearance.

Rose felt obliged to fulfill his playing commitment at the Travelers in Cromwell, Connecticut, despite a hectic start to last week which involved a whirlwind media tour in New York City where he appeared on several talk shows.

"I'm disappointed to withdraw from the AT&T National, but the last three weeks have been extremely demanding both mentally and physically," Rose said in a statement issued by the PGA Tour on Monday.

"This tournament has been very good to me - especially in 2010 - and I would play if I felt I could. Tiger (Woods) and his Foundation run a great tournament, and I wish I could be there."

Rose, who won the AT&T National in 2010 when it was held at Aronimink, has been replaced in the field at Congressional by American Brendon Todd.

The AT&T National, being played in Bethesda, Maryland from June 27-30, is already missing world number one Woods, who withdrew last week after being diagnosed with a left elbow strain.

Woods, who won last year's AT&T National to move past Jack Nicklaus into second place on the all-time PGA Tour winners' list, does not expect to return to competition until next month's British Open at Muirfield in Scotland.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers
Opinion poll

If she is able to, when do you expect Lydia Ko to win her first major?

Next year, she's so close

She's still working towards it, within three years

It may be longer than we think, within five years

The expectation might be too much, maybe never

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content