Australian PGA Tour player Jarrod Lyle, who recently returned after successful treatment from a second bout of leukemia, has decided he will suspend his comeback, according to a published report.
Lyle, who spoke to the Australian Associated Press, said the delay isn't health related and that he's still "cancer-free." Instead, he will focus on getting his game in shape for the start of the 2015-16 PGA Tour season, which begins at the Frys.com Open in October.
"As the year progressed, it has become increasingly obvious that I am simply not in a position to compete on the PGA Tour," he said. "My goal every single week out here, just like the rest of the field, is to play my best and to be competitive. Unfortunately I haven't been in real contention in any of the 10 events I have played so far this season."
The 33-year-old Aussie didn't make the secondary cut this weekend at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and had missed seven straight cuts prior to that. He had reached the weekend in his first two starts of the 2014-15 wraparound season, but hasn't earned a paycheck on the course since.
Lyle, according to the AAP, will have 10 starts to earn $217,680 next season.
"My family and I have had a tough road over the last few years, and now that my health has been given the all clear it is time to turn my attention fully to my career," Lyle told the AAP. "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."