150th Open: Justin Rose withdraws before his opening round at St Andrews due to injury | Golf news

Rose will miss The Open for the first time since 2006 after withdrawing before the 8:14 tee time along with Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood; Watch The 150th Open all week live on Sky Sports

Last modified: 14.7.22 8:52


Justin Rose withdrew before his opening round at The Open

Justin Rose withdrew from the 150th Open ahead of his opening round at St Andrews, with Rikuya Hoshino joining the field at the last minute.

Rose suffered the discomfort during a practice session with Ryder Cup captain Henrik Stenson on the eve of the tournament, with the former US Open champion still visibly struggling as she warmed up on the range on Thursday morning.

The Englishman’s withdrawal means Rose – who finished tied for sixth when it was last held at St Andrews in 2015 and was joint second behind Molinari at Carnoustie in 2018 – will not be part of the field at The Open for the first time since 2006.

Hoshino was the first alternate after top-ranked outfielder Alex Noren decided to stay in the US and compete in the Barracuda Championship instead of traveling to Scotland.

Hoshino made his third consecutive appearance at a major, playing in both the PGA Championship and the US Open

Hoshino made his third consecutive appearance at a major, playing in both the PGA Championship and the US Open

The Japanese player missed the cut in last year’s event, his only other appearance at The Open, with Hoshino playing primarily on the Japan Golf Tour.

England’s Aaron Rai, who finished in the top 20 at Royal St George’s last year, is first on the replacement list if there are further withdrawals.

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