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The PGA Tour’s “January for Jarrod” aims to help Jarrod Lyle as he battles leukemia again

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Jarrod Lyle, former PGA Tour and Web.com Tour player, is battling a third recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia.

If you want to see just how damn devastating the treatment for this disease is, check out Lyle’s Instagram. What the man is going through in an effort to get well is beyond belief, and we owe him all the support we can lend.

Fortunately, the PGA Tour is coordinating a “January for Jarrod” fundraising effort to help defer the enormous costs of treatment (he underwent his third bone marrow transplant on December 6).

“Jarrod would be the first player to support others in their time of need, and now it’s our turn to help he and his wife Briony and their two young children, Lusi and Jemma.”said PGA TOUR EVP and Chief Tournaments and Competitions Officer Andy Pazder.

Lyle’s third recurrence of leukemia came in July, and he continues to recover from his December surgery.

Lyle first battled leukemia when he was just 17. He spent nine months in a hospital bed, and it was nearly two years before he had the energy for golf. He earned his Tour card in 2007, but was sidelined again by the disease five years later.

The affable Australian has five top-10 finishes in 121 career PGA Tour starts, with a best finish of T4 at the 2012 Genesis Open. He has won twice on the Web.com Tour.

Needless to say, everyone at GolfWRX hopes Lyle will make a full recovery, and we look forward to the opportunity to shoot his WITB and signature Leuk the Duck headcover.

Donate via YouCaring here.

 

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  1. Joro

    Jan 4, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Man, this poor guy has been thru it. Such a nice guy and he needs a break. Hang in there kid, we are all pulling for you.

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (10.11.18)

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If you’re on Instagram, you’re hopefully aware that we are ‘gramming it up as well (@golfwrx). And if you’re not following us, well, that hurts our feelings more than a three-putt bogey.

Even if you do follow WRX on Instagram, however, you may not be aware that an abundance of equipment enthusiasts are hashtagging their photos #GolfWRX. We feel it’s only right to feature the best of the WRX-tagged imagery here.

And if you’re not on Instagram, well there’s no way you could see these photos, so think of this series as a handy filter for the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Michael Martinez with a phenomenal custom Nike concept sketch in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Hispanic Heritage Month #golf #nikeshoes #leetrevino

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Worse than the blue screen of death…

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Sadness. #RadryGolf

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In the pantheon of golf tattoos, this one has to be featured prominently, no?

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Tattoo level: Tin Cup ???????? ???? via @pgamemes

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BB&F continues to reign as the ferrule king.

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Ferrule B

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Kraken’s latest ballmarker is hotter than a fire track.

With all due respect to aquatic creatures, these are the best kind of scallops.

A clean sole grind and stamping from Don White. Nothing like it.

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Made with a purpose.

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If you’re on Instagram, remember to hashtag your photos #GolfWRX. And if you’re not on Instagram, well, don’t.

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Report: No tickets will be sold for Tiger-Phil match

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Sorry, fans, you’re not going to be able to buy tickets to the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson $9 million megamatch at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, November 23.

Per a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, only a “small gathering of sponsors and VIPs” will be allowed on course. The report also indicates that, in contrast to Phil Mickelson’s promised primetime (ET) showdown, the match will be played under the Nevada sun. The official start time is yet to be announced, ditto the PPV price.

We corrected the promo graphic below to eliminate the crowd. But right-handed Tiger Woods swinging a left-handed club still needs fixing.

Woods is the -220 favorite at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Mickelson is a +180 underdog.

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WATCH: Is this the craziest hole-in-one you’ve ever seen?

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Golfers often say that getting a hole-in-one is all luck. (Keep in mind that Tiger Woods, arguably one of the most skilled iron players ever, says he has 19 holes-in-one… so maybe not all luck.) But certainly there are some holes-in-one that are “luckier” than others.

And then there’s this shot by Eddie Pepperell at the 2018 British Masters…

Definitely a great shot, and he absolutely took dead aim, but how this golf ball found the bottom of the cup is mind-blowing. It seemed to bounce off the ground, go up the flagstick, hit the ground, then side hop itself right into the basket. Wow.

But is it crazier than the bank shot?

That one is hard to top.

Or how about the all-time classic Bugs-Bunny-assisted hole-in-one by Michael Jordan in Space Jam?

Looney Tunes aside, here’s what Pepperell had to say about his hole-in-one.

He may not have seen what happened at the time, but he’ll see it on highlight reels for years to come.

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