Rose ruled out for eight weeks

Justin Rose has confirmed he will be out for the remainder of the season as he recovers from a back injury.

The Englishman was part of Europe's losing Ryder Cup team at Hazeltine last week, and it turns out that will be his last bit of action for at least two months.

Rose has been in discomfort because of a disc herniation suffered at The Players Championship in May.

"I have decided to take the next eight weeks off for rest and recovery. At this point in my career, it's important to invest in my body," he said.

"This time off is crucial for me to return to peak performance."

Rose won the Olympic gold medal earlier this year – his only win of the season.

He will now miss next week's British Masters and the European Tour's Race to Dubai finale in November.