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Like Tiger, US Open champ Justin Rose out of AT&T National

By Eye on Golf staff

Justin Rose was the first Englishman to win the US Open in more than 40 years. (USATSI)
Justin Rose, the first Englishman to win the US Open in more than 40 years, won't play the AT&T National. (USATSI)

US Open winner Justin Rose will not compete in this week's AT&T National at Congressional Country Club.

“I'm disappointed to withdraw from the AT&T National, but the last three weeks have been extremely demanding both mentally and physically,” Rose said in a statement distributed by the tournament, according to the Washington Times. "This tournament has been very good to me -- especially in 2010 -- and I would play if I felt I could. Tiger and his Foundation run a great tournament, and I wish I could be there.”

Defending AT&T champ Tiger Woods pulled out of the tournament last week, saying he needed to rest his strained elbow.

Rose became the first English player to win a major in 17 years when he beat Phil Mickelson and Jason Day by two shots at the US Open. Rose tied for 13th at last weekend's Travelers Championship.

 
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