Justin Rose will not play in the BMW PGA Championship next week at Wentworth Club.
Rose announced on Twitter that he had to withdraw from what he considers his home tournament because of a back injury. According to Rose, his symptoms started at the Players Championship (he still managed to finish T19) and got worse in the following days. Rose did not give a time frame for his recovery, only saying that he hoped to at least make an appearance at Wentworth to visit with volunteers and spectators.
The 35-year-old is ranked 10th in the world. His back injury is something for Olympics organizers to keep an eye on: If the Olympics cut-off happened this month, Rose would be on the team for Great Britain, along with 2016 Masters champ Danny Willett. The next in line is Paul Casey, ranked 22nd in the world.
"Hopefully I'll be back playing soon," he wrote.