Lyle set to make U.S. return on Tour

By Will GrayJuly 23, 2014, 4:04 pm

Twenty-nine months after he last teed it up in North America, Jarrod Lyle is on the cusp of his return to competition.

Lyle is in the field this week at the Midwest Classic on the Tour, the next step in his return to the PGA Tour after beating leukemia for a second time.

"To get back out there is a massive achievement," Lyle said Monday in a pre-tournament press conference. "I’ve pushed myself hard enough to get back out there, and now the challenge is just to see how I do and whether I still have the passion for the game, which I think I do."

Lyle last teed it up on the PGA Tour at the OHL Mayakoba Classic in February 2012, when he tied for 37th after notching a career-best T-4 result the week prior at the Northern Trust Open. After undergoing successful chemotherapy to combat the return of the leukemia, which first afflicted him at the age of 17, Lyle made his competitive return in his native Australia at the Talisker Masters last November, where he made the cut.

Lyle now plans to test his game at a trio of events on the Tour, with starts scheduled at the Price Cutter Charity Championship in Springfield, Mo., and the News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tenn., after this week's event in Overland Park, Kan.

"I’ve targeted these three tournaments because they’re relatively close together, so traveling to them is not going to be too big of an issue," Lyle said. "Plus I’ve scheduled one week, then a week off, then two weeks, to see how I can cope with two weeks of golf in some pretty hot conditions.”

Lyle plans to return to the PGA Tour for the 2014-15 season. When he does, the 32-year-old will be equipped with a major medical extension and will need to make $283,825 in 20 starts to reinstate his full-time playing privileges. 

"Everything I'm doing is planning for my return to the PGA Tour," Lyle said. "I'd love to be able to go out and hopefully knock off a couple good finishes."

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.