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.
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.
Lyle is survived by his wife Briony and two daughters.
— Justin Rose 🎗 (@JustinRose99) August 8, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Lyle family. You were and always will be a fighter and will be missed by so many people. Rest In Peace Jarrod.
— Patrick Reed (@PReedGolf) August 8, 2018
— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) August 8, 2018
We are very sad to hear of Jarrod Lyle’s passing. He fought a good fight and will be forever remembered for his courage, strength, perseverance and the light he brought to all of our lives. The world lost a good man. RIP Jarrod. – Ernie, Liezl, Samantha and Ben
— Ernie Els (@TheBig_Easy) August 8, 2018
With an extremely heavy heart, @GolfAust and the PGA of Australia formally advise of the passing of Jarrod Lyle, aged 36.
Jarrod’s wife Briony has made a statement on behalf of the family
— PGA of Australia (@PGAofAustralia) August 8, 2018
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.
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.