Having failed to regain his status on the PGA TOUR following a major medical exemption, Lyle has happily returned home to his family, which expanded this year to include a second daughter; Gemma.
"I still want to play golf. But it's pretty much done and dusted over in the States. I want to play here as much as possible, play every Aussie event that I can and also some pro-ams," said Lyle.
"It's just nice being at home, playing in front of a home crowd and not having to leave my family at home for three months and come home to rekindle relationships with my daughters."
With his passion for golf still strong, Lyle is focusing all of his attention on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, finding out at the Fiji International that his game is still in shape.
"The fire is still there to play and obviously last week was a step in the right direction again. It showed me that I still have the game to compete out there," said Lyle, who finished T12 at the European Tour co-sanctioned Fiji International.
"I think my round on Saturday, shooting 5-under in the wind was pretty good. It was probably the best round of golf I have played, at least this year."
"It's definitely made me realise that I can still play. Although the results that I have had the last two years haven't been spectacular by any means, it's nice to get out there and actually play a decent tournament and have a decent finish."
This week Lyle has arrived at The Brisbane Golf Club for the Isuzu Queensland Open full of confidence for what lays ahead of him this summer.
"This week has that feeling that it's going to be another windy week like it was in Fiji," added Lyle.
"It's going to be a pretty busy summer with all the tournaments that we have coming up. It would be nice to carry on that form from Fiji and roll it into this week and then the NSW Open and hopefully the Aussie Open and PGA as well."
An ultimate professional, Lyle arrived at the tournament early to research the course he had never played before.
"I came out yesterday to have a look. Having not played the golf course before I want to try and get as much info as I can on the course before we tee off on Thursday. From what I saw it looks pretty cool," added Lyle, who will host a junior clinic on Wednesday.
"I didn't get to do a lot because they had peewee pennant on; the kids were on the course. They are the future of the game, so it was cool to see so many boys and girls out here enjoying playing and having their parents caddy for them. They even had the parents in caddy bibs."
"It's great kids have that tournament play to be able to have a run around and a whack. It would be nice to see a few of them out here on Wednesday to hopefully learn a thing or two from me."
While Lyle is happy to be home and has a busy schedule ahead of him he has not ruled out expanding his career overseas once more.
"As of right now the Aussie stuff is where I am at and what I want to do but golf is that weird game where you never say never."
"One week can change your year and the direction you are going. I just have to make the most of the tournaments that I get into and if I can play well in those then hopefully something will open up."
"At some point we will re-evaluate everything but at the moment I am just happy to be back playing the Aussie events."
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