A 35-year-old Aussie golfer who fought his way back onto the Australian PGA tour after two battles with leukemia has nailed the first hole-in-one of the 2017 European Tour season. Jarrod Lyle, who beat the disease at 19 and again in 2012, aced the par 3 fifth hole at the Royal Pines on Thursday, SkySports reported. It’s the sixth hole-in-one of his career.
“It wasn’t the perfect shot but it got there,” he said, according to Yahoo Sports.
Lyle is currently playing under a medical extension, and said he hopes his story inspires others facing adversity.
“It has taken a lot of fighting for me to get back to the PGA TOUR but it has been well worth it,” Lyle said.