6 Reasons Rory McIlroy's Reduced Schedule Will Hurt His Game

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6 Reasons Rory McIlroy's Reduced Schedule Will Hurt His Game
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It seems to make perfect sense.

Rory McIlroy, the No. 1 player in the world, says he wants to cut down on his schedule next season, so he doesn't feel quite so fatigued at the end of the year (via ESPN.co.uk).

McIlroy won four tournaments on the PGA tour this season, competed in the FedEx Cup playoffs and was a key member of Europe's winning Ryder Cup team.

There's only one thing that doesn't add up. McIlroy is 23 years old and he is approaching his golfing prime. McIlroy played 16 events on the PGA tour and another 11 events in Europe. He's also been playing in the Race to Dubai events after the Ryder Cup.

That's a lot, but it should not be overly taxing to a superb player and a brilliant athlete.

Acknowledging his fatigue may cause problems for him in the future.

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