Spieth planning less travel, not less golf in 2017

NASSAU, Bahamas – As Jordan Spieth looks to cobble together his 2017 schedule, he hopes that less is more. Less travel, that is – not less golf.

Spieth spoke on the eve of the Hero World Challenge and indicated that he may play in more events early next year, even if that decision isn’t reflected in his frequent flyer account.

“It’s interesting, something came out where it said I was dialing back my schedule to play less and win more,” he said. “I’m actually probably playing more tournaments from January to hopefully the Presidents Cup on the PGA Tour.

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Spieth’s appearance this week in the Bahamas will be his 24th stroke-play start of the year, an ambitious itinerary that has included tournaments in five different countries. He plans to scrap the early-season Asian swing that took him to Abu Dhabi and Singapore this past year, instead focusing on events closer to home following his title defense at the Tournament of Champions.

“I’m going to play a couple tournaments I’ve played before that I didn’t play this past year early on in the season and keep myself on the PGA Tour schedule,” he said. “Try and get in a rhythm there early in the season as we build up to Augusta.”