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Ty Tryon out indefinitely with illness

Ty Tryon, the youngest PGA Tour member in history, reportedly will be sidelined indefinitely with mononucleosis.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Tryon contracted strep throat at Qualifying School in November. The symptoms returned after he played at Bay Hill last month and he eventually was diagnosed with mono.

Citing Tryon's agent, the report added that the 17-year-old would have to have his tonsils removed.

"The main thing we want to do now is get him 100 percent healthy for when we can go out and play full-time," Jay Danzi, Tryon's agent, told the newspaper.

Tryon turns 18 on June 2, when he will be eligible to play the tour without any age restrictions. He earned his tour card at Q-School, becoming the youngest player in PGA Tour history to do so.

Because of the weakening illness, Tryon passed on exemptions into this week's Greater Greensboro Open, next week's Compaq Classic in New Orleans and next month's DuetscheBank Open on the European Tour.

Tryon has missed several weeks during his junior year at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando because of the tour and his illness. He has decided to attend the Crenshaw School, which offers a specialized curriculum for students with irregular schedules.

The Sentinel said Tryon has been instructed at his home for the past two weeks, and if the illness lingers, he may seek a medical exemption.


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