Date: November 15, 2013
Author: Martin Blake / Royal Melbourne Golf Club

Lyle to Sydney for Emirates Australian Open

Golf&aposs flavour of the month Jarrod Lyle is coming to the Emirates Australian Open at Royal Sydney, although he won&apost be playing. Lyle, who today achieved his aim of making the cut in the Talisker Masters after a 20-month absence from the tour because of a battle with leukemia, has agreed to attend the Open in a fortnight in an ambassadorial role. He will play in pro-am event at Royal Sydney, do some television commentary for Channel Seven, and make some appearances in Golf Australia&aposs corporate areas. Lyle has played well at Royal Melbourne this week but admits he is “not ready to be playing week-in, week-out&apos&apos. He said he would not consider playing the Australian Open because he needs to improve his strength and conditioning after a long absence from the game. “I still need a lot of work and there is still some health things that need a bit of attention as well. So, you know, I am not really looking to get myself back to the (United) States for a while yet and start up again. “I know I am not ready to be playing two, three weeks in a row yet. I am a long way off that. So it is going to take me about a week to get over this week now that I am playing four days. So it is my decision, when we talk about this, was just to play this one event and that was it, and then, you know, reevaluate everything after this week was finished and figure out what is required for me to get back to full strength and what I need to do to get back to playing regularly.&apos&apos The Emirates Australian Open is from 28 November, with Adam Scott, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy at the top of the billing.