It got here in his forty first look at Augusta National and the 1988 winner mentioned after lacking the lower for the eighth 12 months in a row that subsequent 12 months can be his final.
“I was not aware, no,” mentioned Lyle when he was requested about his main milestone by The Scotsman after carding a second-round 76 for a 14-over complete on the Georgia venue.
“Is it?” he added when it was identified that it was fairly a feat, with Catriona Matthew two appearances away from doing likewise within the girls’s recreation.
“No-one has ever mentioned it to me. Does that make me feel better? A little bit,” mentioned the two-time main winner.
Lyle was topped as Open champion at Royal St George’s in 1985 earlier than turning into the primary British participant to win a Green Jacket three years later.
Surprisingly, he solely recorded two different high 10s in majors and missed the lower 47 occasions, in addition to withdrawing twice.
“I know some of the European guys have played more than 500 events on tour, but I didn’t even know there was a data of how many majors you’ve played,” mentioned the 64-year-old.
“But I suppose that is pretty sporty and something I can tell my grandkids in years to come.”