Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mickelson walks off the second green during the final round of the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

"There's no hiding the fact that winning the U.S. Open would be my career goal of completing the career Grand Slam, and that's the final leg that I have.  I'll be putting most of my focus into winning the U.S. Open, but I'm not going to skip the Masters and the importance that that event has because every green jacket is meaningful to me, as much as I love that tournament."
"I'm not sure exactly how the schedule is going to play out this next year. I want to give myself opportunities to play and compete in the big tournaments, mainly saying the majors, and I'm putting less importance on other events.  So my whole purpose and focus will be gearing up, 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 know that I'm going to start cutting a certain percentage of events next year, and I'm not sure which ones those will be."
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