McIlroy eyes reduced schedule for 2015

Look for even more spring in Rory McIlroy’s step in 2015.

The world’s best player will give himself a bit more “R & R” by cutting back his schedule next season to stop himself from burning out.

Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy (Credit: Anthony Powter)

McIlroy has indicated he will skip up to three more tournaments next year so he can remain fresh for the major championships and other big events.

“I’ll probably let it come down a little bit, maybe make it between 20 and 23 events,” McIlroy said last week.

“I want to try and stay as fresh as possible and give myself the best possible chance to play well each and every week that I tee it up.”

While he did win two majors this year, the Open Championship and PGA Championship, McIlroy was clearly running out of steam towards the finish of the FedEx Cup.

And while the Northern Irishman obviously has no problem gearing himself up to play well at the majors, it’s the other events that can blunt his enthusiasm a little.

“I think sometimes you feel like you need to play the week before a major,” McIlroy said when quizzed about planning his schedule for the 2014 US PGA and European tours.

“There’s a couple of events during the year that you feel obliged to play just because of where you’re from or support different Tours, or whatever it is.

“There’s always [some] events that sort of creep up on you.

“And in a perfect world, you might not play.

“But it is what it is. And you have to do your best.”