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Jarrod Lyle |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 235
College: Australia

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Jarrod Lyle reached the three-quarter pole at the Humana Challenge in 4-under-par 73-69-70=212 and will miss the cut.
Lyle's lap around Nicklaus Private at PGA West today included seven birdies, but he backtracked with two bogeys and a triple bogey-7 (at the 15th hole). This ends a modest string of four consecutive cuts made on the PGA TOUR dating back to 2012. His last MC occurred at Pebble Beach nearly three full years ago. While he remains a smart choice in full-season games, for the record, he's down to 17 starts on his medical extension in the reshuffle to earn $230,030 and a promotion to the Major Medical category. Jan 24 - 6:07 PM

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Jarrod Lyle is listed in the published field of next week's Humana Challenge.

The Aussie cashed in both of his cut to open the 2014-15 season. That yielded a rise of 29 spots in the Tour reshuffle and a spot on merit in the Humana. Since returning to competition in earnest following his second bout with leukemia, Lyle is 5-for-9 on three tours. He shared 25th place in his most recent start at the Australian PGA Championship. Of all of the golfers with medical extensions right now, his target is arguably the easiest to hit. He has 18 starts to earn just $230,030.
Jan 16 - 7:36 PM

Jarrod Lyle came to rest at 8-under-par 66-71-70-69=276 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, good for a share of 42nd place worth $20,495.43.

Considering that he ranked outside the top 60 in both distance and accuracy off the tee, Lyle squeezed the most out of his second start of the season. He even enjoyed an eagle-2 at the drivable, par-4 15th today. The conversion measured just 67 inches. He now has 18 events remaining on his medical extension in the reshuffle to earn $230,030 and a promotion to the Major Medical category. After his round today, he told Golf Channel that he's going to return to his native Australia for three starts and won't play the PGA TOUR again until it resumes after the holidays.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 09:16:00 PM

Jarrod Lyle stapled a 5-under-par 33-33=66 on the board in his opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

TPC Summerlin is a pushover, but if you're not convinced that the Aussie is all the way back, nothing may persuade you. He hit 15 greens in regulation and circled seven birdies, five of which from outside 13 feet. The most notable measured 32'2" and 31'11" at the 18th and fourth holes, respectively. At last check, his strokes gained: putting clip sat at 2.643. Lyle three-jacked the par-4 12th from just outside 30 feet for bogey, and he went 2-for-3 in scrambling with another bogey, but he just two strokes adrift of the clubhouse co-leaders.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 03:46:00 PM

In his return to the PGA TOUR, Jarrod Lyle finished in an eight-way share of 31st place at 5-under-par 72-70-71-70=283 and pocketed $33,300.00.

There's value in that consistency even though he didn't light up the stat sheets. Of course, his most impressive effort was merely coming all the way back from defeating leukemia a second time, but Lyle has to be proud of the fact that he limited the damage on the weekend to three bogeys against six birdies. He'll make the trip to this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with 19 starts remaining on his Major Medical Extension to bank $250,525 and retain status.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 09:18:00 PM

Jarrod Lyle submitted an even-par 35-37=72 for his opening round of the Open.

The score is more symbolic than relevant, but he's only two strokes off the pace of the early 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders. This is his first appearance on the PGA TOUR since late February of 2012. He's since defeated leukemia a second time and even open qualified for this week's event, surviving an 8-for-4 playoff to do so. That's a surprise to no one. Today, Lyle split six (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation en route to three birdies, including a beaut from just inside 32 feet at the par-4 eighth hole. He bogeyed the par-4 third and doubled the par-4 17th just to prove that he's still human. The 33-year-old Aussie has 20 events on his medical extension in the reshuffle category to earn $283,825 and a promotion to the Major Medical category. He's a no-brainer in salary formats and could battle for spots in weekly lineups before long.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 03:16:00 PM

Jarrod Lyle spun a 2-under-par 33-36=69 in the final round of the Tour's Midwest Classic to tie for 11th at 11-under 273.

Considering this was his first action in the United States following his most recent bout with leukemia, the week was a rousing success. His ball-striking was superb as he led the tournament in greens in regulation at 80.56 percent and tied for second in driving accuracy at 78.57 percent. His 1.81 putting average was the only thing holding him back. Keep an eye on him in his two remaining rehab starts on the Tour. It's not out of the question for him to crack the top 75 on the money list, thus earning a spot in the Finals without the need for a medical exception to qualify.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 09:16:00 PM

Jarrod Lyle authored one of the stories of the year in today's opening round of the Tour's Midwest Classic, crafting a bogey-free, 4-under-par 31-36=67.

It doesn't get much better than this. In his third start since his second bout with leukemia, Lyle went 2-for-2 in scrambling and circled four birdies at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park, Kansas. All four of his birdies dropped in on his outward nine. He even sat atop the early leaderboard before coming to rest two strokes off the clubhouse lead. Lyle will get two more rehab starts before he's forced to return to the PGA TOUR when eligible on merit.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 01:58:00 PM

Jarrod Lyle is listed in the published field of next week's Midwest Classic on the Tour.

This aligns with the original report out of Australia in April and his confirmation in May that the annual stop in Overland Park, Kansas, would serve as his first PGA TOUR-sanctioned start since the 2012 OHL Classic at Mayakoba (when it was contested opposite the WGC-Accenture Match Play in February). Lyle has three rehab starts remaining before he returns to the PGA TOUR on which he has a medical extension in the reshuffle category to earn $283,825 in 20 starts for a promotion to the Major Medical category. He's planning on getting back to the big leagues when the 2014-15 season begins in October. It would be reasonable to expect him to compete in the Tour Finals if he qualifies either automatically or via the medical.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 06:10:00 PM

In a blog update on his website, Jarrod Lyle eliminated confusion about when he's planning on returning to competition in the United States by circling the Tour's Midwest Classic on July 24-27.

Citing Lyle's manager, reported a month ago that the golfer would be returning two weeks later at the Price Cutter Charity Championship in Springfield, Missouri. That refuted the original report out of Australia that Lyle would, indeed, play the Midwest Classic in Overland Park, Kansas. Whatever wires were crossed, Lyle will play in both before wrapping up his rehab at the News Sentinel Open near Knoxville, Tennessee, on Aug. 14-17. "I have intentionally chosen Tour events in Kansas City, Springfield and Knoxville because each of these courses require players to be a bit more aggressive with their game, and hopefully I’ll be able to get a good idea of which parts of my game still need work," he wrote. "If all goes well, I hope to play on the PGA Tour again in October, although that is still a long way off."
Wed, May 21, 2014 12:41:00 AM reported today that Jarrod Lyle is planning to return to competition at the Tour's Price Cutter Charity Championship on Aug. 7-10, not the Midwest Classic two weeks prior.

Rex Hoggard cited Lyle's manager, Tony Bouffler, as his source for the scheduling. (On Sunday, we relayed news from the Herald Sun in Australia of the earlier date.) Lyle is expected to tee it up for three consecutive weeks and burn through his remaining rehab starts. Whatever actually happens, it's great news that he's full steam ahead on his competitive comeback.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 03:00:00 PM

Jarrod Lyle is planning on resuming his competitive schedule at the Tour's Midwest Classic on July 24-27.

After going 1-for-2 in events in his native Australia over the last few months, Lyle has three rehab starts remaining before he expects to return to the PGA TOUR at the Open in October. He's on his second rebound from battling leukemia. "I didn’t think it was going to be possible a while ago, but now there’s that light at the end of the tunnel and that’s the PGA Tour again," he said last week. The 32-year-old has 20 starts on his medical extension in the reshuffle category to earn $285,825 and a promotion to the Major Medical category, a goal that is quite reasonable to achieve, but finding starts in the fall could be an issue without sponsor exemptions. Whatever happens, he's also expecting to continue playing on his home circuit when the PGA TOUR breaks for the holidays.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 11:59:00 PM

Jarrod Lyle completed 36 holes of the Oates Victorian Open on the PGA Tour of Australasia in 6-over-par 74-76=150, missing the cut by two strokes.

This marked Lyle's second start since beating leukemia for the second time. (He tied for 57th at the Talisker Masters in November.) "Thursday was good, but it just wasn’t quite there today -- whether you put that down to not playing, who knows?" he said. "They’re tough conditions and I just didn’t handle them all that well. But there’s big improvement from the Masters, and that’s what I wanted to see." He has three rehabs starts remaining, but doesn't plan on returning to the PGA TOUR until the beginning of the 2014-15 in October. If he exceeds his allotment of rehab starts, every additional would reduce his medical extension by one. Currently Lyle has 20 starts on a medical in the reshuffle category to earn $285,825 and a promotion to the Major Medical category.
Source: Herald Sun
Fri, Feb 21, 2014 10:27:00 AM

In an exclusive blog entry at, Jarrod Lyle mapped out how he hopes this year will transpire, culminating with a return to the PGA TOUR at the Open to begin the 2014-15 season.

Now in the wake of his second successful battle with leukemia, Lyle will hope to parlay the success he enjoyed at the Talisker Masters in November with a start at the Victorian Open on the PGA Tour of Australasia on Feb. 20-23. If his recovery is on schedule, he'll be back in the U.S. in "June or July" to take advantage of a maximum of five rehab starts on the Tour. I will be using [Victorian] to see if there is any improvement in my strength, fitness and golf game," Lyle wrote. "My preparation will be very involved and I want to go out and try and win it. I am getting a very experienced caddy for the week and we will prepare like it’s a major." Whenever he returns to the PGA TOUR, he'll have 20 starts on a medical extension in the reshuffle to earn $285,825 and a promotion to the Major Medical category.
Thu, Jan 9, 2014 07:35:00 PM

At 8-over-par 72-71-70-79=292, Jarrod Lyle shared 57th place at the Talisker Masters.

That we're actually looking at a 72-hole aggregate in a cornerstone event on the PGA Tour of Australasia in his first start after defeating leukemia for the second time is surreal. Lyle blew up in the finale, but that was a reasonable expectation for the opening round. Words cannot do justice for the grit that the Aussie possesses and exhibited at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne this week. And as superficial as it most certainly is, he deserved of a higher value in long-term PGA TOUR fantasy formats whenever he returns to the United States. His the kind of story that restores one's faith in the human spirit and renews one's love for sport.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 01:04:00 AM