Pros Playing Less- Why?
I believe Tiger started the trend of top pros in their prime playing fewer tournaments. I attribute it to:
1. More non-golf work going into maximizing your golf game. I.e. gym work and other cross-training.
2. More Travel.
3. More sponsor and other commitments.
4. More $.
On -, @canonlbp430 said:
I think part of it is the top guys don't play many events anymore. Of the top 20 guys in the Fed Ex there are only 4 that have played over 20 events currently (Charles Howell, Tony Finau, Chez Reavie). Most of the rest will end 21-22 starts after the playoffs. It seems like the top 5 or so used to max out a little over 20 starts but now you have almost all of the top 20-30 players planning on playing less than 23 times per year.
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