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Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies of cancer at 36

Australian Golfer Jarrod Lyle Dead At 36 After Battle With Leukemia; PGA Stars Pay Tribute

Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle died Wednesday at age 36 following a long fight with cancer.

Golfer Jarrod Lyle Dies Of Cancer At 36

Lyle — who would have turned 37 later this month — was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia when he was 17, and underwent treatment multiple times after suffering most severely from the disease in 2012 and 2017. He had a bone marrow transplant in December 2017.

The Australian twice won the Web.com Tour, back when it was called the Nationwide Tour.

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Lyle is survived by his wife Briony and two daughters.

Dozens of people from around the golf world, including Justin Rose and defending Masters champion Patrick Reed, paid tribute to Lyle on social media:

At Bellerive Country Club in Missouri — the site of this week’s PGA Championship — Bryson DeChambeau revealed Tuesday that he planned to donate his $25,00 prize money from the tournament’s Long Drive competition to Lyle’s family.

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Meanwhile, Tiger Woods pledged $10,000 to a GoFundMe campaign to help the late golfer’s daughters, according to ESPN. The page counts more than $145,000 in donations since it was launched last week.

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Written by Pablo Mena