Phil: "I am going to start cutting a certain percentage of events next year and I'm not sure which ones those will be."
Just in case you thought maybe FedExCup fatigue drove his earlier comments on cutting back, think again. Phil Mickelson confirmed he is cutting back and reworking his schedule around the majors with a special eye on the U.S. Open. Considering that Tiger has traditionally done this and Adam Scott is coming off a stellar year in the majors, this comes as little surprise.
From Angie Teo's Reuters story covering the PGA Tour event in Malaysia:
"I want to give myself opportunities to play and compete in the big tournaments, mainly saying, the majors and I'm putting less importance on other events," said the three-times winner of the U.S. Masters.
"My whole purpose and focus will be... participating in certain tournaments that will help me play well in those majors, so a tournament that is taking place two months prior or after a major championship that has no impact on my ability to perform well in a major, those are tournaments that I won't put as much importance on.
"I just don't know how it is going to play out right now. I know that I am going to start cutting a certain percentage of events next year and I'm not sure which ones those will be."