Golf European Tour: Justin Rose cuts season short

Justin Rose will miss the British Masters and European Tour Finals Series to spend the next eight weeks undertaking rest and recover away from golf.

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Justin Rose has curtailed his season prematurely for "rest and recovery" after sustaining a back injury in May, ruling himself out of the British Masters and European Tour Finals Series.

There will be no competitive action for Olympic champion Rose for the next eight weeks as he attempts to boost his recovery from a herniated disc suffered at the Players Championship.

The 36-year-old said his busy schedule, which culminated in last week's Ryder Cup defeat to the United States, had stopped him spending sufficient time recuperating.

In a post on social media, Rose wrote: "Following an intense summer schedule and discussion with my team, I have decided to take the next eight weeks off for rest and recovery.

"As many of you know, during the Players Championship I experienced discomfort in my back from a disc herniation and was sidelined for the following month.

"I worked hard to be able to return for the U.S. Open, but my ongoing tournament schedule combined with heavy preparation for the Olympics did not allow for full and proper 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 remainder of the years has such a great runs of tournament, and I am very disappointed to have to miss out on some of them.

"The importance of the European Tour's Final Series and my relationship with the British Masters make those tournaments particularly tough to miss.

"I want to send my appreciation to my sponsors and the fans for being understanding of my need for time off and I thank them for their unwavering support."

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