Justin Rose withdrew Tuesday from the Honda Classic in an attempt to calm down the tendinits in his right shoulder.
His manager, Andrew Kipper of Excel Sports, said in a statement that the Englishman’s decision to schedule four consecutive weeks of competition was “aggressive” and that this move was precautionary.
This is the same injury that knocked Rose, ranked No. 6 in the world, out of Abu Dhabi and Torrey Pines. The 2013 U.S. Open winner returned at the Northern Trust Open, where he tied for 45th, and was bounced in the second round of last week’s WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
Rose is still expected to tee it up at next week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, his management team said.
Rose said that he originally hurt his shoulder in August, after he threw a golf ball 60 or 70 yards to his caddie at The Barclays.
Even with Rose’s absence, the Honda still boasts seven of the top 10 players in the world. Rose had finished in the top 5 in each of his last three starts at PGA National.