Jarrod Lyle, an Australian pro golfer who won twice on the 2008 Nationwide Tour, has died on Wednesday, August 8 at his home in Torquay, Victoria. He was 36.
The golf player's death was confirmed by his wife Briony Lyle on Thursday, August 9.
In a statement to The Sydney Morning Herald, she said, "It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us. He passed away peacefully at 8:20 p.m. last night, having spent his final week in Torquay among his family and close friends."
Briony further added that the whole family, including the couple’s daughters, Lusi, 6, and Jemma, 2, are “filled with grief and now must confront our lives without the greatest husband and father we could ever have wished for.”
We have been blessed and overwhelmed with the messages and actions of support from around the world and feel comforted that Jarrod was able to happily impact so many people throughout his life. Our humble thanks to you all. Jarrod was able to take in many of the unbelievably kind and generous acts and words in his final few days and was overwhelmed by the emotional outpouring.
Jarrod was first diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia when he was only 17 in 1999. The cancer returned in 2012 and again in 2017.
On July 31, the late sportsman's wife announced took to Instagram to announce that he “made the decision to stop active treatment and begin palliative care” at their home.
Born on August 21, 1981, in Shepparton, Australia, Jarrod started his career in 2004 and played in his first U.S. PGA Tour three years later. The athlete played in a total of 121 PGA Tour tournaments.
A Funeral for Jarrod will be held in the coming days, in addition to a public memorial at The Sands in Torquay.
Rest In Peace Jarrod!