Jarrod Lyle dies aged 36 following third battle with cancer

RIP Jarrod Lyle - players pay tribute to Australian on Twitter. 

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Thu, 9 Aug 2018
Jarrod Lyle dies aged 36 after third battle with cancer


Jarrod Lyle sadly lost his lengthy battle with acute myeloid leukemia on Wednesday night, aged 36.


The Australian, who played full three seasons on the PGA Tour, was placed in “palliative care” last week because “his body is no longer able to fight [leukemia].”

Lyle's wife, Briony, released a statement saying he was with his family and friends at home in Torquay, Australia, when he passed away.

“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,” said Briony Lyle.

“At the same time, we have been blessed and overwhelmed with the messages and actions of support from around the world and feel comforted that Jarrod was able to happily impact so many people throughout his life.”

Lyle was diagnosed with leukemia for the third time last year and in December underwent a haploidentical transplant and stem cell therapy in Australia, but his recovery was slowed by a mystery illness that resulted in a loss of vision.

He was first diagnosed with leukemia as a teenager, but he earned his Tour card in 2007. In 2012, Lyle’s cancer returned, but he was declared cancer free the next year and returned to the Tour.

Lyle is most famous for making an ace at the iconic Stadium Hole par-3 16th at TPC Scottsdale in 2011...



Although Lyle failed to retain his Tour membership in the United States, he returned to Australia to continue competing and started working as a television analyst.

Players at last week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational wore yellow ribbons to show their support for Lyle and a GoFundMe page was created to assist his family. 

Bryson DeChambeau won $25,000 in charity winnings for landing the annual Long Drive Contest ahead of the US PGA, and he's donated all of that money to Lyle's family.

Lyle is survived by his wife, Briony, and daughters Lusi, 6 and Jemma, 2.

Here's a look at a number of Tour pros paying tribute to Lyle on Twitter today...