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Jarrod Lyle |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 235
College: Australia

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Jarrod Lyle is listed in the published field of next week's Midwest Classic on the Web.com 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 $285,825 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 Web.com Tour Finals if he qualifies either automatically or via the medical. Jul 18 - 6:10 PM
Source: PGATOUR.com

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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 Web.com Tour's Midwest Classic on July 24-27.

Citing Lyle's manager, GolfChannel.com 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 Web.com 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."
May 21 - 12:41 AM

GolfChannel.com reported today that Jarrod Lyle is planning to return to competition at the Web.com 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.
Apr 15 - 3:00 PM

Jarrod Lyle is planning on resuming his competitive schedule at the Web.com 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 Frys.com 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.
Apr 13 - 11:59 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
Feb 21 - 10:27 AM

In an exclusive blog entry at GolfLink.com, Jarrod Lyle mapped out how he hopes this year will transpire, culminating with a return to the PGA TOUR at the Frys.com 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 Web.com 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.
Jan 9 - 7:35 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

Jarrod Lyle signed for a 1-over-par 37-35=72 following his opening round of the Talisker Masters.

It could have been 102 and no one would have cared. Instead, in his first live action anywhere in 21 months and after beating leukemia for the second time, he was bogey-free 1-under (with a 4 on the second hole) through six holes at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne. Lyle bogeyed 7, 8, 9 and 12 but recovered with birdies at 14 and 15 before walking off with pars on the last three. Two of his three birdies occurred on both par 5s on the par-71 layout that features only three par 3s. Whenever the Aussie 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. If he sneaks in with a solid payday on the West Coast Swing, don't hesitate before adding him to full-season formats.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 01:23:00 AM

Jarrod Lyle has committed to the Australian Masters on Nov. 14-17 for his return to competition.

You got a sense that he'd peg it before the year was out. The Aussie Masters is the second of the three Triple Crown events in his homeland. As of now, it will be the only in which he plays. "I will be smiling from ear to ear for at least 36 holes," Lyle said. "I'll enjoy the whole atmosphere, whether I play well or not. ... The more I play and practice, the more I feel I'm not that far away. I can still make a birdie, but instead of building momentum like you do on the PGA Tour, I might miss a makeable putt at the next or, worse still, make a bogey and that kills the momentum." He's expected to take advantage of rehab starts, the first of which will be this event in November, before making a determination of when he'll return to the big leagues. "I want to use my five events wisely, so I know I'm ready to go when I return to America. There's a big difference between being ready and being PGA Tour ready."
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 12:49:00 PM

In a long-read update at PGATOUR.com, Jarrod Lyle has circled the middle of next year to return to competition.

While the Aussie has beaten acute myeloid leukemia a second time, life as a touring professional just doesn't pick up where it left off. "It’d be different if I was just coming back from a torn hamstring or something like that," he said. "But it’s not, and there is still a lot of unknown about things like how much flying I’ll be able to do and until all the questions like that are crossed off I don’t know when exactly I’ll be back. It’s a matter of getting all the way healthy and staying healthy and making sure that this horrible disease doesn’t come back again." Whenever he returns, he'll be equipped with 20 starts on a medical extension in the reshuffle category to earn $285,825 and a promotion to the Major Medical category.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 12:23:00 PM

Jarrod Lyle updated his followers on Twitter with positive news on his health.

Lyle wrote: "Got results from my 12 month tests and there is NO sign of leukemia! Been a tough road but things are looking up. Couldn't be happier!!" It's impossible not to feel for the guy especially since he's been through this process once before. As of two months ago, he was hoping to return to competition in 2014, but in the absence of a setback, you can't rule out an appearance or two later this year, even if it's in the fall portion of the 2013-14 schedule. When he returns, he'll have 20 starts on a medical extension in the reshuffle category to earn $285,825 and a promotion to the Major Medical category.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 09:37:00 AM

Jarrod Lyle alerted his followers on Twitter today that he played his first round of golf since being rediagnosed with leukemia early last year.

Lyle wrote: "Played 18 holes today for the first time in 14 months. Absolutely knackered now after 75 hits at The Sands Torquay. Hit a couple goodies." The course is in the state of Victoria along Australia's southern coast. From our standpoint, his eventual return -- pegged for 2014, but don't count him out for a potential early comeback during the beginning of the 2013-14 season this fall -- won't be unlike that of a guy on the mend from an injury in terms of rust and strength, but Lyle won't have worked a specific area of his body (e.g. shoulder, knee) that could have led to bad habits. Salary gamers should already have him penciled in for next season.
Sat, Apr 6, 2013 06:09:00 PM

Jarrod Lyle updated his followers on Twitter today that he's doing well.

Lyle wrote: "Saw my doctor yesterday and all was great. Go back to see him in 3 months. Things are progressing nicely. Very happy boy right now." It's been nearly a year since he was stricken with leukemia for the second time. He doesn't plan on returning to life as a touring professional for the 2013 season, but whenever he comes back, he'll have 20 starts on a medical extension in the reshuffle category to earn $283,825 and a promotion to the Major Medical category.
Thu, Feb 7, 2013 07:37:00 PM

Jarrod Lyle was granted 20 starts on a medical extension in the reshuffle category to earn $283,825 and a promotion to the Major Medical category.

For all intents and purposes, this is a formality since the Aussie does not plan on competing during the 2013 season due to his ongoing recovery from a second bout with leukemia.
Sun, Dec 23, 2012 04:11:00 PM

Jarrod Lyle will announce today that he will not compete in 2013.

Lyle finished 164th on the money list thanks to a strong start during which he went 6-for-7 with a T4 at the Northern Trust Open. He shut it down after a T37 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic when he was diagnosed with leukemia for the second time in his life. Now, whether he means that he won't play the PGA TOUR in all of 2013 or just the compressed 2013 schedule remains to be seen. Certainly, golf isn't the priority right now, but whenever he's able to return, he'll have 16-19 starts on a medical extension in the reshuffle category to earn $283,825 and a promotion into the Major Medical category. When the TOUR releases terms of medicals, we will relay them to you as always.
Source: Herald Sun
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 10:59:00 AM