Mickelson Considering Tournament Workload

Phil Mickelson is considering cutting down his schedule by a quarter in a bid to find more consistency.

The Open champion has already played 21 events worldwide in 2013, and said on the subject of a reduced workload: "I don't play at my highest level every single week. I have kind of ups and downs and I'm a very emotional player.

"I am going to have to factor that into some of my scheduling and maybe cut out 25% of my events in an effort to play at a high level when I do play."

The 49-year-old left-hander has enjoyed three triumphs this year with wins at The Open at Muirfield and a victory in the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart.

The American’s comments came after a closing round 68 at the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta, where he finished with a share of 12th place.

It was also only his second top-20 finish since winning The Open in July.

Mickelson added: "I know I'm not able to do it 25 weeks a year. Maybe I can do it for 18 or 20, though."

Mickelson’s next event will be when he represents the United States in the President’s Cup against a non-European international side at Muirfield Village, which begins on October 3.