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It Worked for Stricker in 2013, Why Not 2014 Too?

2013 worked out well for Steve Stricker when he played a limited schedule, and he’s certainly considering doing the same again in 2014.

The American, 46, admitted that he was contemplating spending a large chunk of this year on the sidelines as he originally thought the Tournament of Champions in Maui would be his last.

However, his decision to not throw in the towel (and the golf clubs) just yet meant that he played 13 tournaments in 2013 with the last one recently concluded, the Franklin Templeton Shootout.

"It worked well last year," he told pgatour.com. "I wanted to be fresh and ready at every tournament I played, and I was."

Stricker was part of the American team that won the Presidents Cup, though he found little success on his own with three second-place finishes being his best performances.

The formula seemed to work pretty well, though, and Stricker will again only play a selected few events in 2014 with the first being the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship in late February.

Of the reduced schedule, Stricker said: "I thought I could still play well doing it that way. That's a lot of it out here, getting things right in your mind and feeling good about your decisions."