Justin Rose has withdrawn from this week’s AT&T National at Congressional, citing exhaustion.
“I’m disappointed to withdraw from the AT&T National, but the last three weeks have been extremely demanding both mentally and physically,” he said in a statement. “This tournament has been very very good to me – especially in 2010 – and I would play if I felt I could.”
The U.S. Open champion has been on a whirlwind tour ever since he won his first major title at Merion. Even after being distracted by an early-week media blitz in New York City, the Englishman tied for 13th at the Travelers Championship, but faded late during a final-round 71.
“I think that probably shows more fatigue than anything,” he said Sunday.
Rose had planned to play AT&T then take two weeks off before the British Open at Muirfield.
Rose will be replaced in the AT&T field by Brendon Todd.