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2-Time Leukemia Survivor Returns to PGA Tour

Thursday, 09 October 2014 04:04 PM

Jarrod Lyle has taken another step forward after twice beating leukemia: He earned a spot in the Frys.com Open through a playoff in qualifying round this week, Fox News reports. 
 
As a result, he's back among the best players in the world on the PGA Tour.
 
Lyle got emotional Wednesday talking about a DVD he was given shortly after his leukemia returned in March 2012, about the time his wife was due to give birth to their daughter. Golf Channel arranged for players at Bay Hill to say a few encouraging words to the Australian.
 
"I watched it and I cried for 45 minutes," Lyle said. "I still cry when I look at it. These guys were taking 30 seconds out of their day to jump on camera to wish me all the best, guys that I probably haven't spoken to much or haven't played with before.
 
“But to see those guys get on there and just wish us all the best, that meant the world, and it showed me how much support that I had from my competitors and my peers over here."
 
Lyle shot a 66 to get into an eight-man playoff for four spots in the Frys.com Open. He made a 20-foot birdie putt on the second hole and was in.

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