Rose (back) to miss eight weeks, Race to Dubai

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Justin Rose announced Wednesday that he will miss the next eight weeks of competition because of a back injury that caused him to miss time earlier this year.

Rose "experienced discomfort" from a herniated disc during The Players Championship, where he finished T-19. The Englishman then sat out the next month, including skipping the BMW PGA Championship, before returning to competition at the U.S. Open.

While Rose missed the cut at Oakmont, he went on to win the gold medal in golf's return to the Olympics and played five matches for Europe last week at the Ryder Cup, going 2-3. His last stroke-play start came at the BMW Championship, where he finished T-24.

Rose, 36, tweeted a lengthy explanation of the situation to his 630,000 followers, as the decision will now sideline him for the European Tour's three-tournament Final Series for the Race to Dubai, as well as the British Masters and WGC-HSBC Champions: