Rose's shoulder injury originated with golf ball toss

By Randall MellFebruary 11, 2014, 10:05 pm

LOS ANGELES – You won’t be seeing Justin Rose playing long toss with his caddie anymore.

Rose, making his first start of 2014 at the Northern Trust Open this week, took a long offseason to heal an ailing right shoulder he said Tuesday was first injured throwing a golf ball.

Rose, the 2013 U.S. Open champion, said he first hurt himself playing with Tiger Woods in the third round of The Barclays last August. Rose said his caddie was well behind him, down a fairway, cleaning up a bunker, when he tossed his golf ball about 60-70 yards back to him. 

“I really kind of hurt it at that time and managed to play my way through the rest of the round and the rest of the week,” Rose said. “Actually, I nearly won the tournament there, and it settled down quite quickly. But I think that was the moment where it started to flare up, from that point on the rest of the year.”


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Rose said he was diagnosed with tendinitis in his right shoulder and simply rested and rehabbed it in a long offseason. He plans to play the Accenture Match Play Championship next week. In fact, he plans to play four PGA Tour events in a row to get ready for the Masters, though he said if he goes deep into Match Play, he may adjust that schedule.

“A lot of hard work went into me being here,” Rose said. “It was a race against time, to really get back playing, and get back strong. If I'm honest, I've only really been hitting balls, drivers, for about a week, 10 days now.  So it really has been down to the wire.”

Rose made his last start at the Nedbank Challenge in December.

“I assumed a little bit of rest over Christmas would heal it, but it didn't really, and that's when I knew I needed to put a little bit of extra time into it, but it’s nothing serious, nothing torn, no surgery required, nothing like that,” Rose said. “So, that was the good news.”

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.