Mackenzie: Keys to playing Royal Melbourne
Paige Mackenzie and Chris DiMarco discuss the keys to playing Royal Melbourne for the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Golfing World: Ko talks about being Rolex World No. 1
Golfing World chats with teen prodigy Lydia Ko, who has recently climbed to the top of the women’s rankings. Watch Golfing World every Wednesday on Golf Channel.
Bucket-list courses: St. Andrews, Pebble Beach
The Morning Drive crew discusses the must-play courses in the world. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Lyle: Allenby 'amazed' by Jarrod's return to golf
Robert Allenby speaks about watching Jarrod Lyle's return to professional golf and what it was like for friends and family to witness. Go to GolfChannel.com/lyle for the complete special report.
Lyle: Tears and joy at Australian Masters return
Jarrod Lyle returns to professional golf at Royal Melbourne for the 2013 Australian Masters. Go to GolfChannel.com/lyle for the complete special report.Lyle. -I was almost resigned of the fact that I would never play golf again and I said through this whole thing that, you know, my health and my family is more important than anything else in the world. -I actually felt early on that he had decided that golf was no longer important to him, and that the important thing was to get through the transplant, to be cured and to spend time with his family. -I never thought that I would be a professional golfer. I never thought that I'd play in the PGA tour . I'd never thought I'd play in major championships . I've done all that, and if I never hit another golf shot in my life, then I could be happy with, will be all right, and saying, "That's it, I'm done." -I know he will get back out there. I know that for a fact he will get back out there and he will play again on the PGA tour . But I don't know whether he will play because he's a cancer survivor and he has a medical exemption or is he gonna play because he deserves to be there and he's one of the best golfers in the world. -I'm positive he will. He is so determined and to get through what he has twice. I think getting back to the PGA tour would be grace for him. -Literally, that 12 months from when I stopped playing, I was sitting on the laundry floor with
Lyle: What does the future hold for Jarrod?
Rex Hoggard sits down with Damon Hack of 'Morning Drive' to discuss the story of two-time cancer survivor Jarrod Lyle and what's next for him in the coming years. Go to GolfChannel.com/lyle for the complete special report.old. He is playing natural golf. I think we saw at the Australian Open where he is not over thinking things, after a couple of years on the PGA Tour your mind can get a little clouded so I think this has actually provided him some clarity of thought. -You see a lot of golf tournaments, you've covered a lot of big stories in your day. You went down to Australia for this story. Where does this rank in your own journalism career of stories that you've covered? -It has to rank very, very high. I always go back to the K Club, and Darren Clark and that Ryder Cup there because Darren had just lost his wife and, you know, it was kind of a home crowd. The ground shook it seemed like when he got to the first tee but when Jarrod Lyle walked to that first tee on Thursday at Royal Melbourne there was not a dry eye in the place. I don't know how he did it, his playing partners were Brandon Young and Geoff Ogilvy , and I talked to both of them after the round and you can see in the clips were they're looking down at
Pinehurst isn't pristine, but that's the point
There's no rough, the grass is yellow and brown, and the bunkers are jagged. Pinehurst No. 2 sounds "awesome" to USGA executive director Mike Davis.