Melbourne: When cancer survivor Jarrod Lyle returns to golf after a 20-month layoff at the Australian Masters at Royal Melbourne on Thursday, he expects a number of teary eyes on the tee. His among them.
The 32-year Lyle will play his first tournament since his second fight with myeloid leukemia which first came at the age of 17. This time, he'll have his wife and young daughter with him when he starts a tournament that he's not sure he's physically ready to finish should he make the 36-hole cut.
His opening shot will be as much emotional as physical.