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Justin Rose has admitted he may miss the World Match Play Championship in February - adding to a growing list of players set to skip the first WGC event of the year.

Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott have already stated their intent to pull out, and with Tiger Woods' girlfriend Lyndsey Vonn competing in the Winter Olympics at the same time, it is likely he will pull out too - meaning four of the top five in the world rankings will not play at Tucson.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, world No. 4 Rose said: "I'm thinking about having a month off around the February time. It's been such a busy year and I think I probably need to recharge the batteries around then."

Rose, who ended his year at the Thailand Golf Championship on Sunday, is due to play his first event of 2014 in Abu Dhabi in January.

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