Jarrod Lyle opens with 67 in US return
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) Jarrod Lyle shot a 4-under 67 on Thursday in the Web.com Tour's Midwest Classic, the Australian's first U.S. event since his second bout with leukemia.
The 32-year-old Lyle, travelling with wife Briony and 2-year-old daughter Lusi, had four front-nine birdies in his bogey-free round at the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate. He was three strokes behind leader Paul Haley II after the morning session.
Lyle also is set to play Web.com Tour events Aug. 7-10 in Springfield, Missouri, and Aug. 14-17 in Knoxville, Tennessee. When Lyle returns to the PGA Tour, he will have 20 events to earn $283,825 and reach the equivalent of No. 125 on the money list in 2012, the year he suffered a recurrence.
Lyle returned to play in November in the Australian Masters and also played in the Victorian Open near his hometown in February.