Australian Golfer Jarrod Lyle Dies at 36 after Brave Leukemia Fight

by Maura Hutchinson

The professional golf community is in mourning after losing one of its own this week.  Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle lost his brave Leukemia battle on Wednesday night, leaving behind his wife Briony and two young daughters, Lusi (6) and Jemma (2).

Lyle, who was first diagnosed at 17, beat the cancer again in 2012 for it only to return last year. The golfer had a bone marrow transplant in December 2017 but last week his wife announced he was ending treatment and entering palliative care.

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Briony Lyle posted the following message to Lyle’s Instagram page last Tuesday stating,

“This will be the final post on Jarrod’s page. Earlier today we started palliative care for him as his body is no longer able to fight. We will take him closer to home to be near his girls. He has put up a courageous fight and he is surrounded by love.”

Briony Lyle took to social media again on Thursday to let the world know her incredible husband had sadly passed away.

“It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us,” she wrote. “He passed away peacefully at 8:20 p.m. last night having spent his final week among family and close friends.”

Lyle who began playing golf at the age of six, turned pro in his native Australia in 2004, making his first PGA Tour appearance in 2007. After losing his Tour card, the golfer returned in 2008 to win two tournaments on the Web.com Tour (formerly the Nationwide Tour). Lyle continued to play after being diagnosed for a second time in 2012 with Leukemia and in 2015 was awarded the PGA Tour’s Courage Award.

The Titleist golfer’s passing has brought a wave of sadness and support for his family. With many from the golf community taking to social media to remember Lyle’s courage, heart and incredible spirit.

Four-time PGA Tour winner and fellow Australian, Robert Allenby said, “We met because I was his hero. He has been mine ever since.”







A GoFundMe page has been set up in Lyle’s honour to establish a trust fund for his two daughters. On Tuesday at Bellerive, American Bryson De Chambeau won the long drive competition and donated his $25,000 winnings to the family. Jon Rahm has also stated he is donating to the family, as have many other top players in the game including Tiger Woods.


Amidst her grief on Thursday Briony Lyle managed to share a final message from her husband:

“Thanks for your support, it meant the world. My time was short, but if I’ve helped people think and act on behalf of those families who suffer through cancer, hopefully it wasn’t wasted.”


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