“It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us,” Briony Lyle, said in a statement. “He passed away peacefully at 8.20 p.m. last night having spent his final week among his family and close friends.”
Briony Lyle said her husband had asked her to pass on a “simple message: ‘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.’
Lyle, a two-time winner on the Nationwide Tour (now the Web.com Tour), was first diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia at the age of 17 and suffered recurrences in 2012 and 2017. He underwent a bone marrow transplant in December of last year.
He returned to competitive golf in 2013 after apparently having beaten cancer for a second time. He made an emotional comeback at the 2013 Australian Masters in Melbourne before using a medical exemption to play on the U.S. PGA Tour in 2015. He played four seasons on the U.S. tour, where he earned $1.875 million in 121 tournaments.
“Such a sad day, we will all miss you so much Jarrod,” tweeted 2013 U.S. Open champion Justin Rose. “Thinking of his family at this time.”
“At the same time, 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.”