‘An inspiration to all of us’: Love flows for Lyle from golf world
AUSTRALIAN golfer Jarrod Lyle has opted not to seek further treatment in his long fight against leukemia and will receive palliative care at home, his family announced late Tuesday.
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.
He made an emotional comeback to the golf course during the 2013 Australian Masters in Melbourne before using a medical exemption to play on the US PGA Tour in 2015.
Lyle returned to Australia permanently to be with Briony and daughters Lusi and Jemma.
The 36-year-old is loved on the Tour, and messages of support have already begun to flow from around the world.
Just heard the news about Jarrod Lyle. Life is very precious and you have been so strong. We are thinking and praying for you and your family now more than ever. - Ernie, Liezl, Samantha and Ben— Ernie Els (@TheBig_Easy) 31 July 2018
What I would give to have one more round of golf with this amazing man jarrod.lyle! So proud of you for the amazing fight you have put up! I’ll never forget all the laughs and good times… https://t.co/MofeZNVzaX— Colt Knost (@ColtKnost) 31 July 2018
Thinking of Jarrod Lyle and his fam today. Sad news from down under. The man always made ppl laugh and wore a smile 24-7. Prayin for miracle— Willy Wilcox (@willwilcoxgolf) 31 July 2018
Jarrod has fought with the heart of a lion, always with dignity and a smile surrounded by his loving family. We Love You...please rest peacefully knowing how inspirational and beloved you remain in all our hearts. https://t.co/DCR8rZEoN6— Ian Baker-Finch (@IBFinchy) 31 July 2018
Thoughts with Jarrod, his family and friends ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/vsRzVd0ju3— Thomas Bjorn (@thomasbjorngolf) 31 July 2018
Jarrod Lyle update. We need a miracle for this great man please🙏🙏 https://t.co/ET18qD1TF2— Greg Chalmers (@GregChalmersPGA) 31 July 2018