A Golf Story That You Don’t Want to Miss

Cancer survivor Jarrod Lyle with his wife and daughter.

Cancer survivor Jarrod Lyle with his wife and daughter.

We have seen a ton of really good stories n golf but this one is a true “feel good” story. Jarrod Lyle, who has battled leukemia for 20 months is now heading back to the golf course again. This is a story that you just can’t miss and it brings a tear to your eye while putting a smile on your face. This is the second time that Jarrod has battled cancer and he is only 32 years old. Still a very young man with a young family and I know they are absolutely ecstatic to see him back out there. Lyle has played in 102 PGA Tour events and has five career top 10 finishes along with 10 top 25’s including two wins under his belt in the Web.com Tour (Then, the Nationwide Tour). He also has two amateur victories as well and both of those coming five and six years after he suffered cancer the first time at the young age of 17. In 2012, he finished in the top 100 in the majority of the major stats on Tour and top 50 in greens in regulation. When we see talented athletes make amazing comebacks such as this, it’s something worth writing and if he can return and play well then that would be the icing on the cake. He also nailed a big hole-in-one during the Waste Management Open in 2011. The PGA Tour put together an awesome tribute video to the young Australian golfer that you guys should check out. Thanks to Shane Bacon at Devil Ball Golf for posting the video!

So there you have it! Welcome back to the course Jarrod! Don’t be surprised if he becomes one of our favorite players if he wasn’t already! Great guy and I remember watching him a bit before he fell ill and I’m sure a lot of other fans did as well and what better way for him to return then at the Australian Masters? Very cool.

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Colin GP Mieczkowski

Colin Mieczkowski is the Editor-in-chief of the award winning GP Golf Report. He hails from Chicago,IL and is a big Chicago sports fan (Except the Cubs, sorry. Chi Sox baby). His writing journey began when he used to write in his notebook and write free verse poems. Later, he created a blog that covered Chicago sports, golf and video games (Weird combination) but decided to just focus on his main passion of golf. That's when the GP Golf Report was born and since its humble beginnings, the blog has reached well over 100,000 unique visitors and continues to grow. He also has built a love for golf course design and is a lover of "Street Golf" which is practically how he picked up the game. Colin is also a video game YouTuber as well. He goes by the name "GhostPanda" on there. You can click the YouTube symbol to check him out. Follow him on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio and add him as a friend on Facebook!
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