Reigning U.S. Open champion Justin Rose will have to wait a few more weeks before making his 2014 debut.
The Englishman will miss both the HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship next week and the Farmers Insurance Open in two weeks as he recovers from what his agent, Mark Steinberg, described as mild tendinitis in his right shoulder, according to an AP report.
Rose was one of three high-profile Europeans, along with Henrik Stenson and Graeme McDowell, who skipped last week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions after a busy European Tour schedule had them competing into November for the Race to Dubai. The 33-year-old's last worldwide start came at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in December, where he tied for seventh.
According to Steinberg, the injury will be treated with rest and rehabilitation and Rose is expected to begin his 2014 playing schedule in February. Last year, Rose did not make his first PGA Tour start until the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in late February.