• He'll miss trip home for Australian Open and World Cup
• Justin Rose also announces that he's taking eight weeks off
JASON DAY | PGA TOUR
Jason Day is likely to miss the rest of 2016 as he continues to recover from a back injury that plagued the end of his PGA Tour season.
The world No.1, who had to withdraw from the season-ending Tour Championship two years ago, has not said specifically how long he’ll be out for – but he will miss the trip home for the Emirates Australian Open and World Cup of Golf in Australia next month.
"I regret that I will be unable to come home to Australia this year" - Jason Day
“I regret that I will be unable to come home to Australia this year,” said Jason Day in a statement on Twitter. “I was looking forward to playing in the Australian Open and teaming up with Adam Scott at one of my favourite courses, Kingston Heath, the following week at the World Cup of Golf.
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“My plan is to return home to Australia in 2017. My best wishes to all in Sydney at the Open and to Adam and Team Australia in Melbourne at the World Cup. I appreciate the understanding and patience of my Australian fans.”
It also means Jason Day has withdrawn from a charity match against Rory McIlroy in the Philippines on November 29, where he was planning on taking his mother back to her home.
Meanwhile, Justin Rose has also announced that he will be taking eight weeks off for ‘rest and recovery’.
"At the point in my career, it’s important to invest in my body" - Justin Rose
The Englishman, who played in all five matches at last week’s Ryder Cup, spent a month out injured in May and June after suffering a disc herniation at the Players Championship.
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“I worked hard to be able to return for the US Open but my ongoing tournament schedule combined with heavy preparation for the Olympics did not allow for a full and proper recovery,” said Rose.
“At the point in my career, it’s important to invest in my body, and this time off is crucial for me to return to peak performance.”
It means Rose will miss next week’s British Masters, as well as the European Tour’s Final Series.
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