US Open Champion, Justin Rose has withdrawn from this week’s AT&T National golf tournament at Congressional citing fatigue as the reason. The 33 year-old Englishman went on a media blitz following his first major championship title last week, but still met his commitment at The Travelers last week. He was competitive for the first two rounds, but you could see when he faded down the stretch to finish in a tie for 13th place that the week had caught up with him.
Tiger Woods announced last week that he was withdrawing from this weeks event in Bethesda, Maryland because of tenderness in his elbow. He indicated he hurt the elbow at The Players Championship, but it became evident during the US Open that he was in pain after hacking out of the long rough at Merion, and grabbing his elbow.
Both players are past winners at The AT&T, with Tiger Woods being the defending champion, and host of the event. Rose won here in 2010 when the tournament was held at Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania. Congressional was being prepared for the 2011 US Open won by Rory McIlroy.
“The PGA of America Board of Directors met on June 24 at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort, where we discussed Rule 14-1b, which the USGA and R&A recently announced would go into effect on Jan. 1, 2016, as well as the entire rules-making process in detail.
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