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Encyclopedia > Mark Lye


Mark Lye (born November 13, 1952) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and currently plays on the Champions Tour. November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ...

Lye was born in Vallejo, California. He attended San Jose State University, where he was a three-time All-American as a member of the golf team. He graduated in 1975 and turned pro later that year. He joined the PGA Tour in 1977. Vallejo (pronounced IPA: , vuh-LAY-hoe) is a city in Solano County, California, United States. ... San Jose State University San José State University, commonly shortened to San Jose State and SJSU, is the oldest university in what became the California State University system. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...

Lye made the cut in 332 of 486 career starts in PGA Tour events in an 18-year career, which included 40 top-10 finishes. His lone victory in an official PGA Tour event came in 1983 at the Bank of Boston Classic. In that tournament, he came from 8 strokes down on the final day including birdies on three of the last four holes for a round of 64 to earn a one-stroke victory over John Mahaffey, Jim Thorpe and Sammy Rachels. His best year was 1983, when in addition to his win in Boston, he finished 28th on the money list. His best finish in a major championship is a T-6 at The Masters in 1984; in that tournament, he had a 3-shot lead after the first 36 holes. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // John Drayton Mahaffey Jr. ... Jim Thorpe is an American golfer, currently playing on the over-50s Champions Tour. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Lye tore a ligament in his right hand at the FedEx St. Jude Classic and had to retire from the Tour at age 43 after undergoing major hand surgery. He then began working as an analyst for The Golf Channel eventually rising to Lead Analyst for Men's Tournament Coverage. He transitioned to the position of on-course reporter in order to compete in select Champions Tour events.[1] The FedEx St. ... The Golf Channel, sometimes abbreviated as TGC, is an American cable television network with coverage focused on the game of golf. ...

After reaching the age of 50 in November 2002, Lye joined the Champions Tour at the start of the 2003 season. His best finish in that venue is a solo 9th at the 2004 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Lye has battled malignant melanoma in the past few years. He first discovered a dime-sized mole on his left knee in 1991 and had surgery to remove it. He was cancer free for more than 5 years; however, in 2002, a small growth on his left thigh was discovered. He had surgery and other aggressive treatments for this recurrence and remains under a doctor's care.[2] Lye lives in Naples, Florida. Melanoma is a malignant tumor of melanocytes. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

PGA Tour wins

  • 1983 Bank of Boston Classic

Other regular career wins

  • 1976 Champion of Champions Tournament (Australia)


  1. ^ Biographical information from The Golf Channel's On Air Talent page
  2. ^ Biographical information from the PGA Tour's official site

External links

  • Profile on PGA Tour's official site



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