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...
Thoughts are with the Lyle family during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Jarrod.— Dustin Johnson (@DJohnsonPGA) August 9, 2018
Didn’t get to know Jarrod so well but I wish I did. The courage shown through his battle is an inspiration to all of us. He made the world a better place. RIP mate. https://t.co/0sGUyn74Mq— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) August 9, 2018
Tough to know that we just lost a great person in this world! RIP Jarrod Lyle! You will be greatly missed my friend!— Billy Horschel (@BillyHo_Golf) August 8, 2018
Incredibly sad news about Jarrod Lyle. Tough times for everyone on tour losing someone so special but I cannot imagine what he and his family went and are going through. RIP— Francesco Molinari (@F_Molinari) August 8, 2018
Deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend Jarrod Lyle. Jarrod will forever be an inspiration to us alI. Ellie, Dash, Lucy and I send condolences to Briony, Lusi and Jemma. Rest easy mate. We will miss you.— Jason Day (@JDayGolf) August 9, 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
It is through a river of tears I say goodbye to my friend Jarrod Lyle. A wonderful father, friend and golfer. Quick with a joke, didn’t mind a beer, and just a pure joy to be around every day. Miss you mate. RIP— Greg Chalmers (@GregChalmersPGA) August 8, 2018
Horrible news. Jarrod Lyle has slipped into a coma. He is under the care of the Challenge foundation started by @aussieallenby. They are looking afer him and making sure he is at peace! Please keep Jarrod, Bri and his girls at the front of your thoughts and prayers at this time.— Tripp Isenhour (@TrippIsenhourGC) August 8, 2018
My fiancé Kelley and I have been so moved by the support for Jarrod Lyle and his family that we wanted to help with Lusi and Jemma’s education by donating to link below, hopefully you can help too! https://t.co/rjMmibjQDO— Jon Rahm Rodriguez (@JonRahmpga) August 8, 2018