Phil Mickelson has revealed he is going to limit the amount of tournament he plays on the PGA Tour in 2019 in a bid to perform at the highest possible now aged 48.
"I love what I do, but now, as opposed to playing the tournaments you’re expected to play in or whatever, I’m going to play in the tournaments that I like, that are best for me, even if it doesn’t make sense or people have a problem with it," said Mickelson.
Mickelson has always done things his own way, and he’s sticking to his new plan whether people support his decision or not.
"As I looked at my schedule next year, and the way some of the tournaments are, yeah, there will be some that I miss that people will be upset about, but I’m not going to worry about it," he added.
"I’m going to have to start limiting the number of tournaments that I play so that I can play those at a higher level, because I’m getting a little bit more mental fatigue and not able to focus and see the shot as clearly as I’d like for so many weeks in a row."
“I’ve learned from this. At 48, it’s not a smart thing to do. I won’t do it anymore. I won’t do it again, playing this much golf. I’ll pace myself much more.”