PGA Championship

Rose to miss Wentworth showpiece

2016-05-20 07:25
Justin Rose (AFP)

London - Former US Open champion Justin Rose revealed on Thursday he will miss next week's BMW PGA Championship due to a back injury.

World No 10 Rose lost a playoff to Anders Hansen at Wentworth in 2007 and was joint second in 2012, but he won't get a chance to finally lift the trophy this year.

The 35-year-old Englishman is coming off a top-20 finish at the Players Championship at Sawgrass and admitted it was a blow not to be able to compete in the PGA's flagship event.

"It is with deep disappointment that I must announce that I will not be able to play the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth," he said.

"I battled the onset of back pain all week at the Players Championship and symptoms worsened during my week at home. I have a great team of people around me who are working diligently to help me get as fit as possible as soon as possible and I must fully focus on rehab at this time.

"I am incredibly sad to have to miss what I regard as my home event, particularly as it's a premier event on the European Tour schedule.

Rose's absence is a further setback for the European Tour's most prestigious event after 2014 champion Rory McIlroy, whose foundation is hosting this week's Irish Open, opted not to play.

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