Olympic Gold medalist Justin Rose will miss the end of the 2015-16 season, including the British Masters and Race to Dubai Finale, as he recovers from a back injury.
Rose has already been sidelined for a month earlier this season after he suffered a herniated disc in his back at this season’s Players Championship in May.
However, the World number 11 did manage to play in the 2016 US PGA Championship where he notched a T22 place finish, before going on to win the Gold Medal at this years Rio Olympics. After which he admitted that his heavy preparation for the Olympics ‘did not allow for full and proper recovery.’
BBC Sport outlines Rose’s busy season by highlighting that Rose has played 21 events since the PGA Tour season began in October.
The Englishman even undertook the task of playing for Team Europe in last week’s Ryder Cup at Hazeltine. On this occasion, Rose struggled to find form or indeed anything to cheer about as the United States finally got the better of the European Team.
Twitter: Hi guys – disappointed to share this news with you all, but looking forward to being back to competition. #Team https://t.co/T4Psb7Eeoa (@JustinRose99)
Rose and his team released a statement following this news:
“Following an intense summer schedule and discussion with my team, I have decided to take the next eight weeks off for rest and recovery.”
“At this point in my career, it is important to invest in my body, and this time off is crucial for me to return to peak performance.”
“The importance of the European Tour’s Final Series and my relationship with the British Masters make those tournaments particularly tough to miss.”
The 34-year-old is now sidelined for the next 8-weeks so he can recover from an “intense summer schedule”. With this news, Rose will reluctantly miss a blockbuster finish to the European Tour.
This includes next week’s British Masters, hosted by fellow Brit Luke Donald, as well as the WGC- HSBC Champions and finally the Tours season end, Tour Championships, in Dubai.