Phil Mickelson wants to earn a spot at the U.S. Open, ruling out accepting a special exemption.
The R&A and USGA want to "break the cycle of increasingly longer hitting distances and golf courses".
Despite not playing this week, four-time major winner Rory McIlroy will soon return to the summit of the rankings.
Graeme McDowell finished two shots clear of Dustin Johnson to win in Saudi Arabia and end a long wait to prevail again on the European Tour.
Graeme McDowell heads into the final round of the Saudi International top of the leaderboard after overnight leader Victor Perez fell away.
Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson may struggle to land the Saudi International title after Victor Perez took control.
Phil Mickelson is said to be earning a fortune for merely playing the Saudi International, but he could get his hands on prize money, too.
Lucas Herbert held his nerve to win a play-off against Christiaan Bezuidenhout after the duo carded final rounds of 68 in Dubai.
Deciding he needed a new plan after three challenging days, Sebastian Soderberg set about breaking a record in Dubai.
China's three-time European Tour winner Wu Ashun held a four-shot lead at one stage but heads into the final round in Dubai ahead by one.