Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Gym'll Fix It ( Rose

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Gym'll Fix It ( Rose

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Justin rose, runner-up in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth yesterday, has pulled out of this week's Memorial Tournament in America.

But the 26-year-old has not suffered a recurrence of the back trouble which has limited him to just two tournaments since late February.

"I'm just trying to be a little more cautious. I don't believe there's a problem," said Rose, whose next appearance will now be the US Open at Oakmont starting on June 14.

"I've taken advice from my fitness trainer, who is experienced with footballers at Arsenal. It's just a matter of getting myself a little bit stronger.

"I have to give it some time fitness-wise in the gym to cope with a full playing schedule. I'm going to dedicate the next couple of weeks to really getting myself 100%."

Rose did not play during the whole of March, but returned for the Masters at Augusta and was one off the lead until he double-bogeyed the penultimate hole.

He had planned to appear at Hilton Head the following week, but withdrew from that and the Players Championship. …

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