Died: Jarrod Lyle, a former PGA Tour player, on Wednesday night at his home in Australia, according to Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia. Lyle, 36, recently ended treatment for a third bout of myeloid leukemia. He is survived by his wife, Briony, and daughters Lusi, 6, and Jemma, 2. Lyle made 58 cuts in 121 career starts on the PGA Tour. He was a two-time winner on the Web.com Tour.
Hacked: The PGA of America’s computer servers, according to a report by Golfweek.com. The intrusion locked PGA officials out of some files related to this week’s PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis and next month’s Ryder Cup. PGA of America officials did not address the hacking during the annual pre-tournament news conference Wednesday. According to the report, the hackers are seeking an undisclosed Bitcoin payment before releasing decryption software. The PGA did not intend to meet the extortion demands and has retained outside Internet-technology experts, according to the report.
Withdrew: Thomas Bjorn, from this week’s PGA Championship, citing a back injury. He was replaced in the field by American Kevin Streelman (tee times). Bjorn, 47, a 15-time European Tour winner from Denmark, will captain Europe’s Ryder Cup team next month against the Americans in France.
Announced: Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove, Ill., will play host to the 2019 Women’s Western Amateur, according to officials from the Women’s Western Golf Association and the Western Golf Association. The dates will be July 15-20.