Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle 36 loses his battle with leukemia Golf Digest

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Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle 36 loses his battle with leukemia Golf Digest

Jarrod Lyle with daughter Lusi at the Australian Masters in 2014.

Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle, little more than a week after opting to end cancer treatments and return home for palliative care, died on Wednesday. He was 36.

The golf world, in support of his family, galvanized around his decision including launching GoFundMe accounts, this one started by former PGA Tour player and a Golf Channel commentator Tripp Isenhour. Among those contributing were Bryson DeChambeau, who donated the $25,000 prize for winning the long-drive contest at the PGA Championship, and the Tiger Woods Foundation, which donated $10,000.

For the third time, Lyle was battling acute myeloid leukemia. On July 31, his wife Briony made the announcement on Facebook that he was leaving the hospital and returning home.

'My heart breaks as I type this message,' she wrote. 'Earlier today (Tuesday) Jarrod made the decision to stop active treatment and begin palliative care. He has given everything that he's got to give, and his poor body cannot take anymore. We'll be taking him closer to home in the next couple of days so he can finally leave the hospital.

'There is simply not enough time to get this message out to everyone individually, so for some of our really close friends and family I cannot apologize enough for breaking the news in this way ' Jarrod knows he is loved, and the thousands of prayers and well wishes that have been sent his way have kept him going through some incredibly tough times. But he has reached his limit, and the docs have finally agreed that they can no longer strive for a positive outcome.


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Date Posted: Thu, 9 Aug 2018, 09:03 am

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