The golf world has been pulling for Aussie Jarrod Lyle to make a successful return to the PGA Tour after overcoming leukemia for a second time.
However, since Lyle has come back, he's been unable to find the form he needs to regain full status. That's why Lyle has decided to sit out the remainder of the PGA Tour season with the hopes of getting his game in good enough shape to resume his career next season.
Lyle stressed this decision has nothing to do with his health.
"I need to stress that this decision has nothing to do with my recent illness - I am still healthy and cancer-free," Lyle said to the Australian Associated Press.
"As the year progressed, it has become increasingly obvious that I am simply not in a position to compete on the PGA Tour. My goal every single week out here, just like the rest of the field, is to play my best and to be competitive."
In 10 starts this season, Lyle has won $66,145, making just three cuts. Playing under a special medical exemption, Lyle will have to earn $217,680 in his next 10 PGA Tour starts to regain full playing privileges.
The Aussie believes his resiliency will carry him through this tough stretch.
He said, "Just like I did whatever it took to fight for my life in the last few years, I am now going to do whatever it takes to fight for my job."