Jarrod Lyle

Jarrod Lyle
Personal information
Born(1981-08-21)21 August 1981
Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Died8 August 2018(2018-08-08) (aged 36)
Torquay, Victoria, Australia
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight235 lb (107 kg; 16.8 st)
Nationality Australia
Briony Harper (m. 2011)
Turned professional2004
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenT48: 2008
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2006

Jarrod Lyle (21 August 1981 – 8 August 2018) was an Australian professional golfer. He won twice on the 2008 Nationwide Tour. He played a number of seasons on the PGA Tour; his best finish being tied for 4th place in the 2012 Northern Trust Open. Soon after this performance, Lyle was diagnosed with a recurrence of leukemia, with which he was diagnosed as a teenager. Subsequent treatment limited his playing time and in July 2018, Lyle decided to stop treatment. Lyle died on 8 August 2018 at the age of 36.[1][2][3]

Personal life

Lyle was born in Shepparton, Victoria, Australia.[4] He got his start in golf at age six when he caddied for his father.[4]

At the age of 17, Lyle was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and was confined to his bed for nine months while undergoing chemotherapy treatments at the Royal Children's Hospital.[5] It took another 12 months before he had the energy to walk a golf course again. He began a friendship during that time with PGA Tour member and fellow Australian Robert Allenby.[5] He was diagnosed with a recurrence of the disease in March 2012.[6]

In July 2017, Lyle began treatment for another recurrence of the leukemia,[7] but a year later decided to end treatment and begin palliative care.[8] He died on 8 August 2018, less than two weeks before his 37th birthday.[9][10]

Lyle married his long-time partner Briony Harper in December 2011. They have two daughters.[4]

Other Languages
العربية: جارود لايلي
Nederlands: Jarrod Lyle
Simple English: Jarrod Lyle
Türkçe: Jarrod Lyle