Lyle was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia last year, the third time he had fought the disease after an initial diagnosis in his teens.
A two-time winner on the Web.com Tour, Lyle was one of Australia’s most popular players whose career looked set to take off when he was diagnosed for the second time in 2012.
He returned to competitive golf in the US in 2014 and played 10 events in each of 2015 and 2016 as he tried to regain status on the PGA Tour but fell short.
In July last year he revealed he had again contracted the leukemia.
A fundraising page has been set up on FaceBook aimed at raising $250,000 to assist the Lyles with the financial burden of Jarrod’s illness.
Briony Lyle’s heartbreaking message appears in full below:
My heart breaks as I type this message. Earlier today Jarrod made the decision to stop active treatment and begin palliative care. He has given everything that he’s got to give, and his poor body cannot take anymore. We’ll be taking him closer to home in the next couple of days so he can finally leave the hospital.
There is simply not enough time to get this message out to everyone individually, so for some of our really close friends and family I cannot apologise enough for breaking the news in this way. We have done our best to ‘control’ the narrative surrounding Jarrod’s illness and treatment, and as more and more people become involved in this final process I’m not sure how much longer this development will remain private.
Jarrod knows he is loved, and the thousands of prayers and well wishes that have been sent his way have kept him going through some incredibly tough times. But he has reached his limit, and the docs have finally agreed that they can no longer strive for a positive outcome.
My focus as of today is on our girls and doing whatever I can to get them through the challenges ahead. Jarrod will be closer to them very soon, and will spend as much time as he can with them.
When it’s appropriate, I will post details of a memorial service. In the meantime we ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.
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