Sport Lyle remembered for much more than golf

08:15  09 august  2018
08:15  09 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

Aust golf stars pay tribute to Lyle at PGA

  Aust golf stars pay tribute to Lyle at PGA Marc Leishman is among the Australian golfers contesting the US PGA Championship who have paid tribute to Jarrod Lyle.Marc Leishman cracked a beer not long after he heard the devastating news that Jarrod Lyle had died after a 20-year battle with cancer.

In all, he played in more than 120 P.G.A. tournaments. Lyle , who was first treated for cancer as a teenager, became a popular figure in the golfing community, recognized for his persistence in returning to play after facing health challenges.

Archives. More … Golf Australia described Lyle as "an epic fighter with an uncommon touch," highlighting the work he did for a cancer charity and his gregarious nature. He fought a good fight and will be forever remembered for his courage, strength, perseverance and the light he brought to all of

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Over the past 15-or-so summers, just about the best news any golf fan in Australia could hear was that Jarrod Lyle would be playing in the Masters or the Open, or anywhere at all.

Forget about Tiger Woods and the rest, if Lyle was playing it was a bonus, a special joy just to know the big, smiling guy from Shepparton was well enough to tee it up.

It didn't always happen, and won't again.

But an enormous legacy of inspiration remains for a man who repeatedly battled life-threatening illness with courage, grace and trademark generosity of spirit.

Lyle's heartbreaking interview from hospital bed

  Lyle's heartbreaking interview from hospital bed Jarrod Lyle has described himself as the 'luckiest golfer around' over the support he has received, after electing to end his cancer treatment and enter palliative care.Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has described himself as the “luckiest golfer going around” in a heartbreaking message from his hospital bed, after making the decision to end active treatment and begin palliative care in his long fight against leukaemia.

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The world of golf was shaken Wednesday with news that former PGA player Jarrod Lyle had died at the age of 36. “RIP mate.” Such a sad day, we will all miss you so much Jarrod. Thinking of his family at this time. He fought a good fight and will be forever remembered for his courage, strength

Lyle, who died on Wednesday aged 36, was first diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in 1999 when he was 17 and a promising amateur golfer.

There has been an outpouring of emotion for golfer Jarrod Lyle. © Wayne Taylor There has been an outpouring of emotion for golfer Jarrod Lyle. He spent much of the next nine months in Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital fighting the disease and it was another year after that before he could walk around a golf course.

When finally he was fit enough to play competitively he reduced his handicap to scratch by the time he turned 19 and a couple of years later won a Victorian Institute of Sport golf scholarship.

For the next few years it was as though he was making up for lost time. He turned professional in 2004, qualified for the Asian Tour within another year, and less than 12 months after that was playing in the US on the second-tier Web.com Tour.

Emotional Jason Day in mix at PGA Champs

  Emotional Jason Day in mix at PGA Champs Jason Day is two shots off the lead following his opening round at the US PGA Championship at Missouri's Bellerive Country Club.An emotional Jason Day and Rickie Fowler are among the golf stars who put themselves in the mix while playing with heavy hearts on day one at the US PGA Championships in Missouri.

The vagaries of golf came into play and Lyle finished his first season on the world’s most lucrative golf circuit in 164th place on the money list and had to drop back a level to what had been renamed as the Nationwide Tour.

Australian professional golfer Jarrod Lyle has died after a long battle with cancer, his wife announced Wednesday. He returned to competitive golf in 2013 after apparently having beaten cancer for a second time. "They deserve that and they need that more than anything right now."

In his first season he finished 18th in the money list, earning himself a ticket to play on the US PGA Tour for 2007.

The vagaries of golf came into play and Lyle finished his first season on the world's most lucrative golf circuit in 164th place on the money list and had to drop back a level to what had been renamed as the Nationwide Tour.

With experience by then to match his natural ability, Lyle won two Nationwide events in 2008, finishing fourth on the money list and again being elevated to the US PGA Tour.

Golf community rallies around Lyle after he ends cancer treatment

  Golf community rallies around Lyle after he ends cancer treatment There has been an outpouring of emotion from golf professionals throughout the world for much-loved Australian Jarrod Lyle, who has ended active cancer treatment.There has been an outpouring of emotion from touring golf professionals the world over for much-loved Australian Jarrod Lyle, who has entered palliative care after ending active cancer treatment.

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Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his two daughters, Lusi, 6, and Jemma, 2. The total currently stands at more than A0,000 (£173,000) with the Tiger Woods Foundation among the donors.

In 2011 he lost his tour card again but earned it back at qualifying school then achieved his best PGA Tour result of tied fourth in Los Angeles early in 2012.

By now Lyle had married Briony and the pair returned to Australia in March 2012 for the birth of their first child, Lusi.

It was while he was at home that a relapse of the leukaemia was diagnosed, causing golf to go on hold for more debilitating treatment until he was again declared to be in remission, making his comeback to the game in the 2013 Australian Masters at Royal Melbourne.

Emotional return: Jarrod Lyle made a return to golf at the Australian Open in 2013 after beating cancer. © Sebastian Costanzo Emotional return: Jarrod Lyle made a return to golf at the Australian Open in 2013 after beating cancer. Remarkably, Lyle again made his way back to the PGA Tour, playing 20 more tournaments in 2015 and 2016, playing with moderate success and becoming one of the world's most universally-admired golfers.

Returning to live in Australia, he and Briony had their second daughter, Jemma.

Then, in 2017, while being treated for a cough, it was discovered that the leukaemia had returned.

With his game again on hold, Lyle and Briony launched a line of golf apparel and as his recovery progressed he joined the TV commentary team for the Australian Open.

'It puts things in perspective' - Jason Day and Adam Scott pay tribute to Jarrod Lyle

  'It puts things in perspective' - Jason Day and Adam Scott pay tribute to Jarrod Lyle Jason Day issued a heartfelt message of support on Tuesday following the news Jarrod Lyle will begin palliative care. "I can't imagine being in that position; it's unthinkable," added former Masters champion Scott. "He is one of the best blokes there is."Given all the difficulties he's had since his late teens, he has lived the best life he could with the tough cards he has been dealt."He has done better than anyone would have. He was out on Tour for so long, playing such good golf while battling illness. He has been through it all.

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At the same time, doctors presented Lyle with new realities, the gravity of which he revealed in an on-line blog

"Things are about to get really serious for me and my health over the next couple of months," he wrote.

"Next week I'm going to hospital for a bone marrow transplant. I'm shitting myself."

Lyle explained that he would receive stem cells in a bone marrow transplant from his brother Leighton.

"At best I've got a one-in-four chance of coming out the other side," he wrote.

"That's why I'm so scared."

With typical courage, Lyle fought on, and as his situation became known, the entire golf world rallied.

The first month of 2018 was declared "January for Jarrod" month on the US PGA Tour and tributes began to appear on the social media accounts of every prominent player in the world.

Meanwhile, as Lyle grew weaker, Briony took over writing the blog. In June she revealed the extent of the debilitating effects of not just the cancer, but associated auto-immune disorders that affected his eyesight and hearing and robbed him of all strength.

Jarrod Lyle with daughters Lusi and Jemma earlier this year. © Joe Armao Jarrod Lyle with daughters Lusi and Jemma earlier this year. "His goals have been reduced to the smallest things, like being able to spread jam on his toast," Briony wrote.

As serious as the situation had become, there seemed to be hope.

Aust golfer Lyle goes into palliative care

  Aust golfer Lyle goes into palliative care Jarrod Lyle's wife has made the devastating revelation that the Australian golfer will go into palliative care after fighting his third battle with cancer.The 36-year-old has been battling the disease since a recurrence of acute myeloid leukaemia last year.

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"We are certain we will get through this crap once again, but it's really hard to stay upbeat," she wrote in June.

And in late July: "... things continue to be incredibly tough."

A week later, Lyle and his doctors decided medical treatment should cease and he receive only palliative care.

"He has given everything that he's got to give, and his poor body cannot take any more," Briony wrote.

Messages of support flowed from tour peers and others touched by his story around the globe.

Tiger Woods was among those wearing a Leuk the Duck badge in his cap in recognition of Lyle and Challenge, the children's cancer foundation he was an ambassador for.

Lyle won two professional tournaments in a career that was never able to flourish, but he will be remembered for much more than golf.

To make a donation to Challenge and help support children and their families living with cancer, please go to https://www.challenge.org.au/

Jarrod Lyle is survived by his wife, Briony, and daughters Lusi and Jemma. © Supplied: Michael Klein Jarrod Lyle is survived by his wife, Briony, and daughters Lusi and Jemma.

'He is and will always be my hero' .
Robert Allenby has penned an emotional tribute to his close friend Jarrod Lyle, after the popular Australian golfer lost his battle with cancer aged 36.Lyle died on Wednesday night surrounded by his wife Briony, daughters Lusi and Jemma, family and friends only a week after electing to cease treatment for a third bout of myeloid leukaemia and enter palliative care.

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