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Tour declares 'January for Jarrod' month

Tour declares 'January for Jarrod' month

4 January 2018

The PGA Tour of the United States has declared this month ‘January for Jarrod’ month as a fundraiser for Australia’s cancer-stricken professional Jarrod Lyle.

Lyle is recovering in Melbourne from a bone marrow transplant he underwent just before Christmas.

It the 36-year-old father of two children’s third battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

The tour has acted “to help Jarrod Lyle and his family meet the significant costs’’ of his treatment.

Lyle, from Shepparton in northern Victoria, is a member of the Web.com Tour who has also been a PGA Tour member on five occasions between 2007 and 2016.

 

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Starting Long Fight With A Win

Starting Long Fight With A Win

29 August 2017

Jarrod Lyle has won the first battle in his fight against leukemia, but the war is far from over. Lyle, 36, was officially declared in “remission” last week when his blood counts returned into a “normal level” for the first time since he began chemotherapy in late July. But while Lyle’s wife Briony was delighted the champion golfer had taken the first important step, she said Jarrod had larger hurdles to clear before he could return to a normal life.

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Golf world rallies around Jarrod Lyle as he faces blood cancer for third time

Golf world rallies around Jarrod Lyle as he faces blood cancer for third time

26 July 2017

The outpouring of support for Jarrod Lyle shows just how much the Victorian means to Australian golf as the 35-year-old returned to hospital to face a recurrence of acute myeloid leukaemia.

Lyle's wife Briony confirmed the diagnosis on Wednesday afternoon after Lyle had been in for a routine test on a cough. Those results would show blood abnormalities and Lyle now faces cancer for the third time.

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Lyle suffers suspected cancer relapse

Lyle suffers suspected cancer relapse

26 July 2017

Champion golfer Jarrod Lyle has returned to hospital for what doctors suspect will be a third fight against leukemia.

Lyle, 35, is resting at Royal Melbourne Hospital as doctors undertake a series of tests to determine the exact nature of his illness.

A family spokesperson said: “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. He will remain there at least until a full diagnosis has been made.

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Lyle takes the long way to WA PGA Championship

Lyle takes the long way to WA PGA Championship

16 May 2017

Making the road trip from Perth to Kalgoorlie, Jarrod Lyle is excited to be in the Aussie outback for the TX Civil & Logistics WA PGA Championship.

The opportunity to play a tournament in one of the unique locations the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia visits was a big drawcard for Lyle.

“I haven’t played a lot of golf in WA during my career, so this was a good opportunity to come and do something different,” Lyle said. “To come to Kalgoorlie, a place I have never been to, a place I never knew if I would get to; having this tournament here and my being back in Australia at the same time too, is the reason I am here. I have never been in Australia when the WA PGA has been on and now I am not travelling, it’s nice to come to places like this, experience something new and play golf tournaments.”

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