Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle passes away, aged 36

Jose Verdugo
Agosto 9, 2018

Jarrod Lyle has died aged 36 from leukemia, the PGA of Australia has announced.

A GoFundMe page created to support Lyle's wife, Bri, and their two daughters, Lusi and Jemma, had raised $79,300 of its $200,000 goal as of Wednesday afternoon.

She added in a statement: "Lusi, Jemma and I are filled with grief and now must confront our lives without the greatest husband and father we could ever have wished for".

There will be a public memorial service at The Sands in Torquay at a date to be announced.

"To have so many friends around the world, whether they're spectators, whether they're golfers, whether they're marshals, whatever".

Lyle, who won twice on the Nationwide Tour in 2008, was first diagnosed with leukemia as a teenager and suffered recurrences of the disease in 2012 and 2017. The fund will support the education of Lyle's children.

A veteran PGA Tour golfer passed away today.

Considering DeChambeau barely knew Lyle, having briefly met him once at Australian Open a few years back, The Forecaddie applauds DeChambeau's display of goodwill. But his health deteriorated again in recent months.

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"Next week I'm going to hospital for a bone marrow transplant".

Lyle explained that he would receive stem cells in a bone marrow transplant from his brother Leighton.

With typical courage, Lyle fought on, and as his situation became known, the entire golf world rallied.

"His goals have been reduced to the smallest things, like being able to spread jam on his toast", Briony wrote.

A week later, Lyle and his doctors decided medical treatment should cease and he receive only palliative care. "You were and always will be a fighter and will be missed by so many people".

Messages of support flowed from tour peers and others touched by his story around the globe.

He returned to competitive golf in 2013 after apparently having beaten cancer for a second time.

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