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Watch: Jarrod Lyle's amazing hole in one


Jarrod Lyle made international headlines in both 1999 and 2012 as he overcame acute myeloid leukemia to return to the golf course and compete.

He was given a medical exemption, but failed to earn the US $283,825 necessary to keep his USPGA Tour card when he resumed his career in 2014. Out of form, low on confidence and without playing rights on any major Tour, the 35-year-old returned to Australia in the second half of 2016 contemplating a life away from the greens.

And that’s why the events of this morning have hit people right in the heart – from the fans along the gallery, through to the commentary box. And Lyle, of course.

Lyle reached the 169-metre fifth hole at the Australian PGA on the Gold Coast at even-par, but managed a great two-under for his round after a hole-in-one which had everyone on their feet.

"Come on!" urged Ian Baker-Finch, as the ball pitched short of the flag and started rolling towards the pin--before summing up the thoughts of everyone in attendance: "Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Congratulations Jarrod."

Lyle plays in a very recognisable yellow, floppy hat that signifies his involvement with children's cancer charity Challenge.




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