Phil Mickelson may reduce his playing schedule

Phil Mickelson during Friday's second round of the 2013 Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta.

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Phil Mickelson hinted at the Tour Championship that he may reduce his playing schedule by as much as 25 percent.

“I had some great highs and I had some lows. I don't play my highest level every single week. I have kind of ups and downs, and I'm a very emotional player,” said Mickelson.

“I think that I'm going to have to factor that into some of my scheduling and maybe cut out 25 percent of my events in an effort to play at a high level when I do play because I know that I'm not able to do it 25 weeks a year. Maybe I can do it 18 or 20, though.”

Mickelson was this year’s winner of The Open Championship and Waste Management Phoenix Open. He finished as the runner-up for the sixth time at the U.S. Open in June at Merion.

If he were to cut down his schedule, Mickelson would join the likes of Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker as players that have cut down on events in recent years. Cutting it down 25 percent, he would play closer to 15 tournaments.

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