The Web.com Tour appears to be in line for a few visits from Jarrod Lyle this summer, as the two-time cancer survivor begins his quest to return to the PGA TOUR.
The Australian, who has fought two battles with leukemia, has committed to play in three Web.com Tour events over a four-week stretch in July and August as part of his return to the PGA TOUR.
Lyle has elected to compete at the Midwest Classic near Kansas City (July 24-27), the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper in Springfield, Mo. (Aug. 7-10) and the News Sentinel Open presented by Pilot in Knoxville, Tenn. (Aug. 14-17).
Lyle, 32, made 64 Web.com Tour starts between 2005-11, with his last full-time season in 2008. He finished fourth on the money list that year, winning in Mexico and the News Sentinel Open.
“He’s a fantastic individual. Everyone in the golf world is pulling for him,” said News Sentinel Open tournament director Patrick Nichol, who got to know Lyle after his win in Knoxville, Tenn. “Obviously (Lyle) would be a great thing for our tournament.”
Lyle was diagnosed with leukemia in 1999 at age 17 and suffered a recurrence in 2012.
Currently, he has a PGA TOUR medical exemption. When he returns to the PGA TOUR, Lyle will have 20 events to earn $283,825, which coupled with his 2012 earnings of $363,685, would equal No. 125 on the 2012 money list. The 32-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia in 1999 at age 17 and suffered a recurrence in 2012.
Flights are booked for June 17th. Look out America, the Lyles are coming back. Planning on starting PGA tour in October for 2015 season.— Jarrod Lyle (@jarrodlylepga) April 15, 2014