According to a report at Golfweek.com, Steve Stricker may compete only 10 times in 2013.
"That's the plan," Stricker said. "I'm going to play a lot less." Look for him to defend his title next week at Kapalua. He'll then likely sit out until the WGC-Match Play in late February. Starts at the WGC-Cadillac and Shell Houston Open will ensue until he tees it up at the Masters in April. "I'm not quitting," he added. "I want to spend more time here. I still enjoy playing, but I don't enjoy the travel." He's fully exempt through 2016 and will turn 46 years of age in February. Because he is at least 45 years old and has survive more than 150 career cuts (308), his minimum requirement for starts to retain voting privileges is 12. Should he fail to hit 12, then he'd have to burn a career earnings exemption to remain eligible for the FedExCup. Even if Stricker plays minimally, he'll carry value into the Playoffs as long as he qualifies; however, today's news carries unfortunate timing for leagues that have already held their drafts.