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22 May 2016 | www.insidegolf.com.au cover story Garrett Johnston @johnstongarrett Following his highly-publicised battle with leukaemia over the last few years, Australia’s Jarrod Lyle has returned to the PGA Tour with a new battle on his hands: earn enough money via a dwindling number of “medically exempt” tournaments to not only regain full status on Tour, but also perhaps reclaim some semblance of normalcy back into his life. Despite his battles on the course, however, he has also found success and joy at home, as both a business owner and father. Inside Golf caught up with Lyle recently, and discussed his life both on—and off—the golf course. For Jarrod, liFe is more than Just golF What do you make of your current form? Overall, it’s nice to be out here. I feel like I’m playing the way I need to play. I’m just not quite getting the most out of my rounds like I should be getting. The scoring just hasn’t quite been there. At Torrey Pines, I didn’t do a whole lot wrong but then I made four bogeys in the last four holes... When you cut your season short last year, what were you able to do with your family to take your mind off the game? Well my wife and I started Lyle Apparel in Australia. I worked on that, did a ton of practice, went to the gym, all that kind of stuff. I felt a lot better when I was coming back in October to play the Frys.com. Things are trending in the right direction, unfortunately I’m running out of events but I know what it’s like out here, you just need to get that one week where everything sort of comes together and things can change. So I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing and hopefully one day it will turn around. What’s the challenge been like as far as managing your expectations? At first, just sort of get through a couple and then see how everything was sort of panning out. Now I feel my game is in a good enough spot where I shouldn’t be missing cuts. My bad rounds are better than they’ve been in the last year. I had a couple bad rounds in Australia where I’d gone 77, 78 but now I feel my bad rounds are more around par, one-over, two-over which out here doesn’t kill you. But if you start shooting six-over, that’s when you sort of turn up to the golf course and realise that you’re going through the motions. There are a lot of positives to come out of the game at the moment. Is your drive and the fight still there? It’s definitely still there. I don’t usually get angry and frustrated on the golf course. The bad shots are starting to get better. I’m still not letting things get to me because I know I’m lucky enough Jarrod Lyle at the Farmers Insurance Open (photo Felix A. Marquez). Toowoomba S TAY PLAY CITY GOLF CLUB & CITY GOLF CLUB MOTEL TOOWOOMBA Packages starting from $125pp twin share 25% of GOLFERS Swing above 105mph 75% of GOLFERS Swing below 105mph TOUR AMATOUR WHAT SPEED ARE YOU DRIVING? EXCLUSIVE WITH THE PURCHASE OF ANY DOZEN 2016 B-SERIES GOLF BALLS* BEANIE BONUS *WHILE STOCKS LAST WWW.ONCOURSEGOLF.COM.AU WHAT SPEED ARE YOU DRIVING?
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