ATLANTA – The hot topic during this year’s playoff run has been a condensed schedule that has featured six can’t-miss events in seven weeks. On Monday that reality hit Rory McIlroy while he was in the shower preparing to catch an 8 a.m. flight from Denver to the PGA Tour finale at East Lake.
“I was thinking to myself, why am I going to Atlanta today? So I didn’t,” said McIlroy, who instead flew home to South Florida before flying to the Tour Championship on late Tuesday. “It’s amazing what a night in your own bed can do. I mean, just one night.”
The Tour Championship will be McIlroy’s 21st start around the globe this year and before his season is complete he will have played 28 events, including the Ryder Cup and PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
That number, he admits, may be a little too much golf going forward.
“I’ve never been a guy that likes to play too much. I’ll never get above that 25, 26 sort of number,” he said. “At the same time it would be nice to shave a couple of events off a year and try and get it down to like 21, 22.”