Jarrod Lyle will play his second tournament back in the US when he tees off at Price Cutter Charity Championship in Missouri tonight.GREGOR MACTAGGART August 7, 2014 3:15am
Shepparton golf export Jarrod Lyle continues his US comeback in tonight’s first round of the Price Cutter Charity Championship in Missouri.
The 32-year-old, who made a celebrated return to the American professional ranks a fortnight ago when he finished 11th at the Midwest Classic, backs up in the US$675
Lyle’s build-up to the tournament, the second of three events he will play before making a return to the main tour, has been much more low-key.
The Highland Springs layout is conducive to good scoring, with Lyle telling the Springfield News-Leader he expects some low numbers to be fired this week.
‘‘It will be a good test because you have to shoot a lot under par there to be competitive,’’ Lyle said.
‘‘It is going to be a good place to see how my golf game’s shaping up.’’
Springfield, the town where the Price Cutter Charity Championship will be played, is a 2-hour drive south of Kansas City allowing Lyle, his wife Briony and daughter Lusi, time to explore some sights in the family’s 13.7
Lyle features among a list of 11 Australians teeing up, the strongest international contingent in the 156-strong field.
A number, including Cameron Percy, Rod Pampling and Alistair Presnell have plenty of incentive to perform this week.
All are within striking distance of the top-25 on the Order Of Merit, who all book a full-time spot on the elite PGA Tour next year.
Victorian Percy (33rd) would shoot right up the rankings on the back of a strong finish at Highland Springs, while Queenslander Pampling (36th) and Presnell (39th) are also in the frame.
Other Australians in action are Steve Allan, Gavin Coles, Mat Goggin, Peter Lonard, James Nitties, Nick O’Hern and Aron Price.
In the history of the event, just one Aussie — Anthony Painter in 1998 — has claimed the title, although Stuart Appleby (1995), Steve Bowditch (2005), Nick Flanagan (2006) and Coles (2011) have finished runner-up.
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