Justin Rose withdraws from The Open

Former world No. 1 Justin Rose has withdrawn from The 150th Open ahead of his opening round at St Andrews, Scotland.

The British golfer was due to play alongside former Ryder Cup teammates Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood but withdrew on Thursday citing a back injury during his warm up.

Japan’s Rikuya Hoshino has stepped in, with Aaron Rai next on the reserve list.