McIlroy says he will play fewer events in '13

By Ryan LavnerOctober 15, 2012, 4:17 pm

Expect the jet-setting ways of Rory McIlroy to continue next season – just perhaps not to this extent.

According to ESPN UK, the world No. 1 is planning to trim his schedule even more in 2013, to a maximum of 22-23 worldwide events, in order to stay fresh and focus on the bigger, late-season tournaments. Still unclear is which events he would cut.

“It has been a great season and I am ready to be done,” he said, according to the report. “It is just such a long season these days. But then I feel I have an obligation to play some of these big events leading up to Dubai. However, I won’t find it tough to get myself up for my last events as I want to especially win the Race to Dubai after coming close a few times.”

McIlroy, 23, is still in line to match Luke Donald’s feat of winning the money title on both sides of the Atlantic. But after a listless performance in Turkey – including a six-stroke loss in a highly touted match against Tiger Woods – the Northern Irishman conceded that he struggles to muster enough enthusiasm each time he tees it up.

“The level of intensity (Tiger) displays is impressive as he can just turn it on,” he said, according to the report. “It’s something that I struggle to do sometimes.”

McIlroy has already played 21 worldwide tournaments this season, not including the Ryder Cup. Next on his schedule is the BMW Shanghai Masters, the first of four events he’s planning to play as the Race to Dubai wraps up in late November. He played 16 PGA Tour events and topped the money list, at $8,047,952.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.