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Watch Jarrod Lyle’s emotional tee shot as he makes his return to professional golf after battling cancer

Shane Bacon
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Most of the time, it is our job here to expand on a situation, giving you commentary or quotes or a quip about whatever it is that is happening in the golf world.

In the case of Jarrod Lyle and his first tee shot at a professional golf event since he was diagnosed with myeloid leukemia 20 months ago, we're just going to sit back and let you enjoy this amazing moment.

The 31-year-old Australian was diagnosed with myeloid leukemia for the second time in his life in March of 2012, and was told this June that he was cancer free.

Lyle posted an opening round 72 at the Australian Masters, a great round considering the emotions he was fighting off for most of his round, and he sits T-38 after one round of play at Royal Melbourne.

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Shane Bacon is the editor of Devil Ball Golf and Busted Racquet on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or

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