October 12, 2014
By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM
- Jarrod Lyle shot par or better in all four rounds at Silverado Resort. (Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
NAPA, Calif. -- Jarrod Lyle deemed his first PGA TOUR start in more than two years a "huge success." He qualified for this event Monday, then shot par or better in all four rounds of the Frys.com Open. He finished at 5-under 283 (72-70-71-70).
Sunday's 70 included birdies on three of his final four holes. He made birdie putts of 18 and 17 feet on Nos. 15 and 16, then hit his 102-yard approach at the par-5 18th to 2 feet.
"To come here without a tournament to play, and then get through on the Monday (qualifier) and make the cut and play reasonable golf for four days, I couldn’t ask for anything better," Lyle, 33, said. "It's something to build on for the rest of the year."
Lyle will drive his RV from Northern California to Nevada tonight for his next tournament. He has a sponsor exemption into the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, which begins Thursday in Las Vegas. That will be his final PGA TOUR event of 2014. He'll head to Australia shortly after the Shriners to compete in tournaments and meet with his doctors.
The Frys.com Open was Lyle's first PGA TOUR start since overcoming leukemia for a second time. He last played on the PGA TOUR in February 2012. He started this season with a medical extension; he will retain full status if he can earn $283,825 in 20 starts.
Jarrod Lyle sticks his approach to 2 feet at Frys.com