Phil Mickelson wants lighter schedule

Phil Mickelson will have played 24 times by the end of the year, not including the Presidents Cup, and he's looking to cut back.

"As I look back on this year, I had some great highs and I had some lows," he said. "I think that 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 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'm not able to do it 25 weeks a year.

"Maybe I can do it 18 or 20, though."

Mickelson played five straight weeks to start the year. He won the Phoenix Open in his third event, the only time he finished in the top 20. His back-to-back wins in Scotland were part of a three-week stretch that began when he missed the cut at The Greenbrier.

He played six of the last eight weeks on the PGA Tour, and his only top 10 was at The Barclays when he closed with a 65.