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McIlroy trims his schedule

other Updated: May 03, 2012 22:53 IST

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US Open champion Rory McIlroy has taken a leaf out of Tiger Woods' book by limiting his playing schedule this year in a bid to prolong his career.

The popular 22-year-old Northern Irishman, the world number two and well established as one of the most exciting players in the game, plans to compete in roughly 23 events in 2012, seven fewer than last season. “I don't want to be burned out by the time I'm 30,” McIlroy said.

“I want to try and prolong my career as much as I can. I sometimes take a little bit too much out of myself, especially at the end of the season.”