Jarrod Lyle makes emotional comeback after second leukemia battle

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Jarrod Lyle, in remission after a second bout with acute myeloid leukemia, returned to professional golf at the Australian Masters this week.
By T.J. Auclair
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Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 | 11:19 a.m.

Sport produces spine-tingling, send chills through your body moments at times. Yesterday in Australia was one of those special occasions.

Jarrod Lyle, a 32-year-old professional golfer from Australia, tearfully teed it up in the first round of the Australian Masters at Royal Melbourne.

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For Lyle, this was a joyful moment as it marked his return to competitive golf after a battle with acute myeloid leukemia -- the second time he has beat that form of cancer in his lifetime.

Lyle shot a 1-over 72 in the first round of the Aussie Masters -- a score no one will care about as much as the significance of Lyle's return.

Watch the video below to see Lyle's emotional opening tee shot.



After the round, Lyle sent out the following tweet:



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T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.