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.”
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.”