'My time was short': Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies aged 36

'My time was short': Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies aged 36

'My time was short': Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies aged 36

Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died of cancer aged 36.

A GoFundMe page created to support Lyle's wife, Bri, and their two daughters, Lusi and Jemma, had raised $79,300 of its $200,000 goal as of Wednesday afternoon.

"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", Briony Lyle said.

The family said a private family service would be held in the coming days with a public memorial service in Torquay, near Melbourne in Victoria state, at a later date.

He thanked his many "friends around the world, whether they're spectators, whether they're golfers, whether they're marshals".

Lyle, a two-time victor on the Nationwide Tour (now the Web.com Tour), was first diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia at the age of 17 and suffered recurrances in 2012 and 2017. 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.

A veteran PGA Tour golfer passed away today. We were at the Australian Open in November and he said to me, 'I'm really scared.

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

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

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.

"And in late July: ". things continue to be incredibly tough". "Because so many people took an interest in me and took an interest in my fight".

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 had twice beaten cancer, in 1998 as a teenager and again in 2012, and returned to play professional golf prior to the third reoccurrence of his illness.

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