Golf mourns death of Australian player Jarrod Lyle at 36

Angelo Anderson
August 10, 2018

Lyle's wife Bri announced on July 31 that Jarrod, 36, had entered palliative care and treatments for his acute myeloid leukemia would be stopped.

Lyle fought off cancer twice since his teens, only to have a third bout of acute myeloid leukaemia return in July a year ago.

Lyle was diagnosed with leukaemia as a teenager and suffered a relapse in 2012 - he chose to halt all treatment last week.

Lyle, who played on the PGA Tour during five seasons over 10 years, suffered a third recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia on December 6.

In her statement to Golf Australia, Briony said that Jarrod had asked her to pass along a message from him to express gratitude for the outpouring of condolences along with hopes for his legacy.

Mrs Lyle said he died at 8:20pm Wednesday evening, surrounded by friends and family in Torquay. "Our humble thanks to you all", she added.

"To play on the PGA Tour is incredible, but to have gone through what he went through puts it into persective", Isenhour said.

"I feel like I'm the luckiest golfer going around because so many people took an interest in me and took an interest in, I guess, my fight", Lyle, breathing heavily, said in an audio clip on Inside The Ropes.

"Because he played both the European and American tours just about everyone knew him, and there wasn't a person who knew him that didn't love him". "Rest easy mate. We will miss you".

"Jarrod - you have exemplified strength and courage for your wife and lovely daughters, for Australia and for the golf community that has walked this road with you for many years", he tweeted.

He is sending it to Australia, earmarked for Jarrod Lyle and his family.

Lyle won two professional tournaments in a career that was never able to flourish, but he will be remembered for much more than golf. "My time was short but if I have helped people think and act on behalf of those families who suffer through cancer, hopefully it wasn't wasted".

Following its remission in 2013, Lyle made an emotional return to golf at the 2013 Talisker Masters at Royal Melbourne.

South African star Ernie Els said "the world has lost a good man" and Australian golfer Greg Chalmers was devastated. "Hearing his story, three times, I believe those kids deserve a chance at a better life and they need that, so that's why I made a decision to do that". "There will be a public memorial service at The Sands in Torquay at a date to be announced later".

DeChambeau, a Californian who turns 25 next month, said he met Lyle when he competed in Australia at the end of 2015.

"As per Jarrod's wish, please donate to Challenge in lieu of gifts or flowers".

Through his battles with leukaemia and his fight to get back to the top level of golf, he inspired thousands of people across the world.

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