Got his start in golf at age 7 when he caddied for his father. In 1999 at age 17, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and was confined to his bed for nine months while undergoing chemotherapy treatments at the Royal Children's Hospital. It took another 12 months before he had the energy to walk a golf course again
Forged a friendship during that time with PGA TOUR member Robert Allenby
After withdrawing from 2012 The Honda Classic because of an infection from an insect bite he incurred at the Mayakoba Golf Classic a week earlier, doctors diagnosed a recurrence of leukemia at the age of 30. Before traveling to Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia to undergo chemotherapy on March 12, doctors induced his pregnant wife, Briony, who gave birth to their first child on March 10, Lusi Joy.
Got his start in golf at age 7 when he caddied for his father. In 1999 at age 17, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and was confined to bed for nine months while undergoing chemotherapy treatments at the Royal Children's Hospital. It took another 12 months before he had the energy to walk a golf course again. Relapsed with leukemia 12 years later and is again back playing the PGA TOUR. Forged a friendship during that time with PGA TOUR member Robert Allenby
Cites winning his first event, in Mexico, as his biggest thrill in golf
Would most like to play Augusta National
Favorite TV show is "Seinfeld." Favorite movie is "Bad Boys." Favorite food is pasta. Favorite city to visit is Dubai. Favorite vacation spot is Australia
Serves as an ambassador for Challenge: Supporting Kids with Cancer
Website is jarredlylegolf.com.
Web.com Tour Victories (2)
2008 Mexico Open Presented by Corona, Knoxville Open Presented by Food City
World Amateur Team Championship (1), 2004.
Will have 10 events to earn $217,679 to satisfy the requirements of his Major Medical
Received the PGA TOUR Courage Award after overcoming two battles with acute myeloid leukemia, a life-threatening illness. Fellow Australian and former Open Championship winner Ian Baker-Finch presented the award on behalf of the PGA TOUR and Commissioner Tim Finchem at the inaugural Greg Norman Gold Medal Dinner hosted by the PGA of Australia on the eve of the 2015 Australian PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines Resort. The PGA TOUR Courage Award is presented to a player who, through courage and perseverance, has overcome extraordinary adversity, such as personal tragedy or debilitating injury or illness, to make a significant and meaningful contribution to the game of golf. Lyle joined Erik Compton (2013) as the only players to have received the award and was able to donate $25,000 to Challenge – Supporting Kids with Cancer, an Australian non-profit organization that delivers daily support to children and families living with cancer. Since 1983, Challenge has helped more than 25,000 children and families, improving their quality of life.
2014-15: Named the 2015 Ben Hogan Award winner, presented to a person who continues to be active in golf despite a physical handicap or serious illness. Received the award during the Golf Writers Association of America dinner the week of the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga
Made the cut in three of 10 starts on TOUR, led by a T31 finish at the Frys.com Open. Following a T74 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, announced he was taking a break from the TOUR to return to Australia, stating that while healthy, he was "mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted."
Expected to return to the PGA TOUR at some point during the 2015-16 campaign. 2013-14: In February, played on the PGA Tour of Australasia, at the Oates Victorian Open. Missed the cut (74-76)
After an absence of 29 months from the PGA TOUR (February 2012, Mayakoba Golf Classic) because of his myeloid leukemia, returned to competitive play in the United States in July on the Web.com Tour. Pleasantly surprised himself with four solid rounds in the 60s and a T11 at the Midwest Classic outside Kansas City. An eagle-2 hole-out from the fairway on the 18th hole on Friday was ESPN "SportsCenter's" No. 1 Play of the Day
Rounds of 69-73 at the Price Cutter Charity Championship resulted in a missed cut in his second return start from cancer treatments
Is on a Medical Extension for top finishers from the Web.com Tour and plans to return to the PGA TOUR at the beginning of the 2014-15 season. He will need $283,825 in 20 tournaments to retain his TOUR playing privileges.2013: Did not make a start on the PGA TOUR as he continued to recover from treatments to combat leukemia. Will have 20 events in 2013-14 to earn $283,825, which, coupled with 2012 earnings of $363,685, would equal No. 125 from the 2012 money list.2012: Will have 20 events to earn $283,825, which, coupled with 2012 earnings of $363,685 would equal No. 125 from the 2012 money list
Made seven starts on the PGA TOUR in the season, highlighted by a top-five finish at Riviera CC. Finished T4 at the Northern Trust Open after getting in the field the Monday of tournament week off the alternate list. Was the second-to-last player entered in the field
After withdrawing from The Honda Classic because of an infection from an insect bite he incurred at the Mayakoba Golf Classic a week earlier, doctors diagnosed a recurrence of leukemia. Before traveling to Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia to undergo chemotherapy on March 12, doctors induced his pregnant wife, Briony, who gave birth to their first child on March 10, Lusi Joy. In May, doctors announced the remission of the leukemia, following two chemotherapy treatments. On June 1, underwent a core blood transplant and continues his recovery at home in Australia.2011: The highlight of his 29 PGA TOUR starts was a T5 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, his best career finish on the PGA TOUR
At the Waste Managment Phoenix Open, he made a hole-in-one at the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale in the second round. He said later, "I didn't want to get booed by 30,000 people. I just wanted to make par and go on to the next hole." His 8-iron shot bounced twice and rolled in for his first PGA TOUR ace. He went on to T62 outside Phoenix
In only Web.com Tour start, he was T4 at the Soboba Golf Classic. Posted four sub-70 scores to finish at 12-under par, two shots out of a possible playoff
Opened with a 65 at the Australian Open to take the first-round lead before eventually T15 in Sydney
In December, finished T5 at the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament to earn fully-exempt status on TOUR in 2012. 2010: Played 10 events while making the cut in half en route to an 87th-place finish on the Web.com Tour money list
Finished T4 at the Moonah Classic in his native Australia, missing a potential playoff by two strokes. His performance was his best since a runner-up effort at the Xerox Classic in Rochester, N.Y., in August 2008
Two weeks later, made his first start of the PGA TOUR Season (playing on a Minor Medical Extension) at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Opened just one shot off the lead with a 6-under 65 en route to a T9 finish, just the second top-10 finish of his career. The other also came at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, where he also opened with a 65 en route to a T6 in 2009
Playing the Chitimacha Louisiana Open, the first domestic event on the Web.com Tour schedule, opened with a 73 and was tied for 83rd. Rounds of 67-65-71 helped him jump 78 players to finish T5
Finished T10 at Zurich Classic of New Orleans to earn a spot at the following week's Quail Hollow Championship. Was one of five Australians to post a top-10 finish at TPC Louisiana
Finished T5 late in the season at the JBWere Australian Masters in Melbourne. Shot four sub-par rounds at Victoria GC
Earned PGA TOUR playing privileges by finishing fifth at the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament. 2009: Made 11 of 21 cuts on the PGA TOUR and finished 175th on the money list. Finished T6 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. 2008: Made the cut in 18 of 26 starts on the Web.com Tour, with six top-10 finishes. Finished T6 at the season-opening Panama Movistar Championship. Followed that with his first career win a week later at the inaugural Mexico Open in Morelia. Shared the 54-hole lead at 9-under with Greg Chalmers. Then carded the low round of the week, an 8-under 63 to win going away. Impressive final round resulted in a five-stroke victory over Matt Every. Posted a 6-under 29 on the front nine during the final day. Maintained his top spot on the money list with a T5 at the the Moonah Classic. Was T7 at the Athens Regional Foundation Classic. Regained the top spot on the money list with his second victory of the year at the Knoxville Open, where he defeated Chris Kirk with a birdie at the first extra hole after both had tied at 19-under 269. Shot four rounds in the 60s to finish second at the Xerox Classic despite three bogeys in the final six holes. 2007: Finished his rookie season on the PGA TOUR ranked No. 164 on the money list, with $390,303. Made the cut in 14 of 24 starts, with three top-25 finishes. Enjoyed his best outings with T12s at the Reno-Tahoe Open and the Fry's Electronics Open. Took a break from the TOUR and finished third at the Web.com Tour's Chitimacha Louisiana Open. 2006: Earned his PGA TOUR card for 2007 after finishing 18th on the Web.com Tour money list, with $227,909. Made the cut in 17 of 21 starts and posted seven top-10s in his rookie season on the Web.com Tour. Opened the season in impressive fashion with a T4 at the Jacob's Creek Open Championship and a T2 at the ING New Zealand PGA Championship, just one shot behind tournament winner Jim Rutledge. Added a third-place effort at the PalmettoPride Classic. Also missed the cut at The Open Championship (his only career PGA TOUR start up to that point) and finished T4 at the European Tour's Volvo China Open. 2005: Rookie of the Year on the PGA TOUR of Australasia. Has also competed on the Asian PGA Tour. Amateur: Represented Australia at the 2004 World Amateur Team Championship. Runner-up at the 2004 Australian and New Zealand Amateurs. Winner of the 2003 and 2004 Lake Macquarie Amateur.