Justin Rose withdraws from AT&T National
US Open winner Justin Rose withdraws from AT&T National due to fatigue
US Open winner Justin Rose has withdrawn from this week's AT&T National, citing fatigue in the wake of his triumph at Merion earlier this month.
The 32-year-old honoured a commitment to play in the Travelers Championship last week, but has now decided that he needs a break.
Rose, who won the tournament in 2010, admitted he was disappointed, but explained that the decision was a necessary one.
"I am disappointed to withdraw but the last three weeks have been extremely demanding for me both mentally and physically," he said in a statement.
"This tournament has been very good to me - especially in 2010 - and I would play if I felt I could. I wish I could be there."
The absence of the world number three is another blow to the event which supports the Tiger Woods foundation, with Woods having pulled out last week due to an elbow injury.
Rose, who won by two shots in the 113th US Open, has been replaced in the field at the Congressional Country Club in Maryland by American Brendon Todd.
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