Disclosed: By the family of Jarrod Lyle, that the former PGA Tour player will not seek further cancer treatment and has been placed in palliative care in his native Australia. Lyle, 36, a two-time winner on the former Nationwide Tour, has struggled with acute myeloid leukemia since being diagnosed last year. Lyle endured two previous prolonged bouts with leukemia, dating to when he was a teen. He underwent a stem-cell transplant last year but recently lost his vision as the disease progressed. Lyle posted five top-10 finishes in 121 career starts on the PGA Tour, dating to 2006. According to www.getpalliativecare.org, palliative care focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness, with a goal of improving the quality of live for the patient and family.
Committed: To compete in the PGA Tour’s first two playoff events, Tiger Woods, according to the PGA Tour. The Northern Trust is scheduled for Aug. 23-26 at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J., and the Dell Technologies Championship is set for Aug. 31-Sept. 3 at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass. Justin Thomas, the defending FedEx Cup champion and a two-time winner this season, also committed to both events. Woods, who ranks 47th in the FedEx Cup points race and 50th in the world rankings, last qualified for the playoffs in 2013, when he won five times. Woods is entered in this week’s WGC Bridgestone Invitational and next week’s PGA Championship, meaning he will play four of the next five weeks.