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Thursday, 16 May 2019

Touching story behind golf star's mullet


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Golf fans watching the US PGA Championship this weekend might notice Rickie Fowler's unique hairstyle. There's more to his mullet than meets the eye though.

Fowler told Golf Central that his emerging business-at-the-front-party-at-the-back 'do is in honour of Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle.

Lyle passed away in August last year at the age of just 36 after a battle with acute myeloid leukaemia.

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Fowler and fellow pro Jason Dufner have reportedly grown their long locks for a tribute they're calling 'Mullet May'. The Rickie Fowler Foundation is set to continue Lyle's legacy raising funds and awareness for the treatment of cancer.

According to Golf Channel's Cara Banks, the pair are aiming "to raise awareness for their respective foundations - Fowler’s will now focus more on leukaemia due to his close friendship with Jarrod Lyle."

Previously Fowler's foundation did more work assisting youth in Native American and Japanese communities.

On day one of the US PGA Championship Fowler was also seen wearing a 'Leuk the duck' pin on his hat from the Challenge organisation which Lyle was an ambassador.

Rickie Fowler

Fowler finished at one-under 71 to be tied for ninth after the first round.

Meanwhile defending champion Brooks Koepka put himself in prime position for a fourth major victory in two years with a record-setting start to the US PGA Championship in New York.

The big-hitting Koepka, who was won three majors since the 2017 US Open, fired a course-record 63 on the notoriously difficult Bethpage Black layout to take the first-round lead at seven under.

Koepka's 63 was the 17th time the score has been recorded in PGA Championship history, but he became the first player to do it twice.

Jarrod Lyle

The 29-year-old carded a 63 in round two of the PGA Championship he won last year.

Florida native Koepka also became just the third golfer with multiple rounds of 63 at the majors, joining Australia's Greg Norman and Fiji's Vijay Singh.

On Thursday at the 7459-yard Bethpage, Koepka made no mistakes as he rattled off seven birdies and zero bogeys to equal his lowest round in relation to par at the majors.

He holds a one-shot lead over New Zealand's Danny Lee (64), with England's Tommy Fleetwood (67) third at three under.

- with AAP

Golf fans watching the US PGA Championship this weekend might notice Rickie Fowler's unique hairstyle. There's more to his mullet than meets the eye though.

Fowler told Golf Central that his emerging business-at-the-front-party-at-the-back 'do is in honour of Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle.

Lyle passed away in August last year at the age of just 36 after a battle with acute myeloid leukaemia.

https://twitter.com/CaraBanksGC/status/1128683486922059781

Fowler and fellow pro Jason Dufner have reportedly grown their long locks for a tribute they're calling 'Mullet May'. The Rickie Fowler Foundation is set to continue Lyle's legacy raising funds and awareness for the treatment of cancer.

According to Golf Channel's Cara Banks, the pair are aiming "to raise awareness for their respective foundations - Fowler’s will now focus more on leukaemia due to his close friendship with Jarrod Lyle."

Previously Fowler's foundation did more work assisting youth in Native American and Japanese communities.

On day one of the US PGA Championship Fowler was also seen wearing a 'Leuk the duck' pin on his hat from the Challenge organisation which Lyle was an ambassador.

Rickie Fowler

Fowler finished at one-under 71 to be tied for ninth after the first round.

Meanwhile defending champion Brooks Koepka put himself in prime position for a fourth major victory in two years with a record-setting start to the US PGA Championship in New York.

The big-hitting Koepka, who was won three majors since the 2017 US Open, fired a course-record 63 on the notoriously difficult Bethpage Black layout to take the first-round lead at seven under.

Koepka's 63 was the 17th time the score has been recorded in PGA Championship history, but he became the first player to do it twice.

Jarrod Lyle

The 29-year-old carded a 63 in round two of the PGA Championship he won last year.

Florida native Koepka also became just the third golfer with multiple rounds of 63 at the majors, joining Australia's Greg Norman and Fiji's Vijay Singh.

On Thursday at the 7459-yard Bethpage, Koepka made no mistakes as he rattled off seven birdies and zero bogeys to equal his lowest round in relation to par at the majors.

He holds a one-shot lead over New Zealand's Danny Lee (64), with England's Tommy Fleetwood (67) third at three under.

- with AAP

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