Justin Rose elects not to compete at the Deutsche Bank Championship

Justin Rose will not compete at the Deutsche Bank Championship this weekend

Justin Rose will not compete at the Deutsche Bank Championship this weekend

First published in Sport Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Sports Reporter

JUSTIN Rose has made the decision to skip the second event of the FedEx Cup play-offs after finishing in a tie for 30th at The Barclays last weekend.

The Hook golfer sits 20th in the standings and has decided to take a week off at the start of a busy month that will culminate with the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Rose is now assured of his place in the European team and he also knows that he has amassed enough FedEx Cup points to mean he will make the cut for the third event, the BMW Championship, which gets under way in Colorado next Thursday.

However, choosing not to compete at the Deutsche Bank Championship means that Rose is unlikely to win the FedEx Cup, and he will probably need a good performance next weekend to qualify for the final event, The Tour Championship.

At The Barclays, Rose was in early contention thanks to an opening round of 68 (-3), which left him three shots behind the leaders.

He followed that up with two one-under-par rounds of 70 to go into the final day four shots off the lead. However, a closing round of 72 (+1), which included just one birdie, saw him fall 14 places down the leaderboard to 30th, 10 shots behind eventual winner Hunter Mahan.

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