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Phil Mickelson will cut events in hopes of winning US Open

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Phil Mickelson won the third leg of his career grand slam in 2013, will he get the fourth in 2014? (USATSI)
Phil Mickelson won the third leg of his career grand slam in 2013, will he get the fourth in 2014? (USATSI)

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To help him win the US Open in 2014 Phil Mickelson will start playing...less.

Speaking from the CIMB Classic in Malaysia on Wednesday, Mickelson said his 2014 schedule won't be as busy as 2013.

"My whole purpose and focus will be ... participating in certain tournaments that will help me play well in those majors. So a tournament that is taking place two months prior or after a major championship that has no impact on my ability to perform well in a major, those are tournaments that I won't put as much importance on.

"I just don't know how it is going to play out right now. I know that I am going to start cutting a certain percentage of events next year, and I'm not sure which ones those will be."

He said all of this is focused around one thing, winning the US Open.

"There is no hiding the fact that winning the US Open would be my career goal, completing the career grand slam.

"That is the final leg that I have, and I'll be putting most of my focus into winning the U.S. Open."

We pretty much knew this was coming -- we just didn't (and still don't) know which tournaments he will get rid of.

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