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Lyle begins cancer battle again

Jarrod Lyle
Jarrod Lyle's fight against cancer has touched the hearts of all Australian golf fans - and he might need their support all over again.

Champion golfer Jarrod Lyle has returned to hospital for a third fight against cancer.

Jarrod's wife, Briony Lyle, confirmed that the Victorian had begun chemotherapy at Royal Melbourne Hospital after tests confirmed the return of acute myeloid leukemia.

“A routine blood test conducted earlier this week returned abnormal results and Jarrod was immediately admitted to hospital and placed under the care of his previous medical specialist," Briony said.

"We're not sure how long (chemotherapy) will be for. The aim of it is to get him into remission.
"The doctor said it is a curative intent - the aim is to provide some sort of a cure. They're still doing quite a few more tests. He will require another transplant and it does sound as if the technology has come a long way in the past five years.
"He's got a good track record and that's what everyone keeps reminding themselves. He's done it before, why not a third time? That's the goal."
Lyle was first diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia as a 17-year-old and was declared in remission two years later in 2000. After a stellar decade on the Australasian, Nationwide and PGA Tours, he suffered a relapse in 2012 and fought for his life at the same time his first daughter, Lusi, was born.
Having beaten cancer a second time, the Victorian returned to the United States in 2015 to use his medical exemption in an attempt to win back his US PGA Tour card. Having missed that opportunity, he came in 2016 to live in Torquay and be permanently with his wife Briony, Lusi and second daughter Jemma, born last year.
Lyle had been planning to play events on the PGA Tour of Australasia and pro-ams around the country, but will now take an indefinite break from a playing career that has yielded two professional victories and representation of Australia at the 2004 Eisenhower Trophy as an amateur.

"We're not sure how long (chemotherapy) will be for. The aim of it is to get him into remission.

"The doctor said it is a curative intent - the aim is to provide some sort of a cure. They're still doing quite a few more tests. He will require another transplant and it does sound as if the technology has come a long way in the past five years.

"He's got a good track record and that's what everyone keeps reminding themselves. He's done it before, why not a third time? That's the goal."

Lyle was first diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia as a 17-year-old and was declared in remission two years later in 2000. After a stellar decade on the Australasian, Nationwide and PGA Tours, he suffered a relapse in 2012 and fought for his life at the same time his first daughter, Lusi, was born.

Having beaten cancer a second time, the Victorian returned to the United States in 2015 to use his medical exemption in an attempt to win back his US PGA Tour card. Having missed that opportunity, he came in 2016 to live in Torquay and be permanently with his wife Briony, Lusi and second daughter Jemma, born last year.

Lyle had been planning to play events on the PGA Tour of Australasia and pro-ams around the country, but will now take an indefinite break from a playing career that has yielded two professional victories and representation of Australia at the 2004 Eisenhower Trophy as an amateur.

 

 


Comments

Posted by Matt W at
28/07/2017 06:58 PM
You're and inspiration! Our thoughts are with you and your family
Posted by Bullant at
28/07/2017 12:04 PM
You will win this tournament again.
Posted by Chris Whitford at
27/07/2017 03:45 PM
All the best Jarrod. I hope things go as smooth as that backswing of yours.
Posted by norm davies at
27/07/2017 01:08 PM
Golf is like life ,in golf you seem to get all the bad breaks,then your luck seems to change,I think Jarrod its time now to start to get the good breaks
Posted by joe storken at
26/07/2017 10:40 PM
you have been beating your handicap for a long time now,, and you will beat it again , love and support for you all, from a hacker
Posted by Irene & Ric Day at
26/07/2017 08:53 PM
We loved meeting you at Torquay, We send our Love and Prayers to you and your Lovely Family all will be good God Bless.
Posted by Anbarasan at
26/07/2017 08:43 PM
I am a Junior Golfer, only 11 years old but my prayers are with you.
Posted by Lyn Carracher at
26/07/2017 06:59 PM
Best wishes for the challenge ahead Jarrod, you've done it twice, you can do it again!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Keep punching!! Lance and Lyn Carracher.
Posted by Martin Hayward at
26/07/2017 05:22 PM
Always enjoyed your personality on the golf course. Stay strong and see you on the course real soon.
Posted by Carol Bennett at
26/07/2017 03:47 PM
Our prayers go to you Jarrod for a complete recovery fight the good fight as you can & will. Thinking of you & your family. Les & Carol Bennett
Posted by Mac McPherson at
26/07/2017 11:59 AM
G'day Big Fella Mate they keep testing you, lucky you as tough as old boots You have got some many wonderful friends and a superb family and you are loved and admired by everyone who has ever met you You have never changed and have been an example and role model to so many You are in my prayers mate I don't know anyone that deserves to get a good break than you do Keep strong mentally and I'm sure everything will work out for you I'm so proud of you what you have achieved and what you have gone through MACCA
Posted by Larry Watson at
26/07/2017 11:20 AM
In my years on Tour, I have never know a better person. I have enjoyed many hours on the PGA and home in Orlando . I wish Briony, Jarrod and the girls the very best, our prayers will be for a speedy recovery and full remission. Barbara and I will be awaiting an all clear .
Posted by John Surridge at
26/07/2017 11:04 AM
Good luck big fella, see you on the pro am circuit.
Posted by Patrick Mentzel at
26/07/2017 10:14 AM
You are an inspiration Jarrod. Keep shining and I hope all goes well!
Posted by Kaye Griffiths at
26/07/2017 10:03 AM
Thinking of you Jarod. Hope you are back on the course soon.
Posted by Terry O'Donoghue at
26/07/2017 08:19 AM
You are.a fighter on and off thengolf course Jarod. Best of luck with this double bogey there rare birdies and eagle waiting!
Posted by Jackie King at
26/07/2017 07:57 AM
I met Jarrod last November and he was so well and proud to show me photos of his little girls, he is a lovely man and I do send him best wishes and my prayers for a complete recovery whatever his illness is, my thoughts and prayers are also with his family, be strong.

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