Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies aged 36 after cancer battle

Jarrod Lyle has died of cancer

GETTY IMAGES Jarrod Lyle has died of cancer

'He asked that I provide a simple message: 'Thanks for your support, it meant the world.

Last week, Lyle and his family announced that he had chose to end his treatment for acute myeloid leukemia and would undergo palliative care at his home.

He is survived by his wife Briony, and daughters Lusi, six, and Jemma, two.

A statement from the Lyle family, published by Golf Australia' website, said he passed away at 8.20pm on Wednesday night in Torquay.

"It is with a heavy heart and a mountain of tears that I say a final goodbye to my friend Jarrod Lyle", wrote another golfer, American veteran Tripp Isenhour.

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"My time was short. hopefully it wasn't wasted."

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The golfer, who reached a career-high 142nd in the world, won twice on the Nationwide Tour in 2008 and last competed in 2017.

'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.

He gradually reduced his handicap to scratch and earned a golf scholarship before turning professional in 2004. "Because so many people took an interest in me and took an interest in my fight. They deserve that and they need that more than anything right now".

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"It's going to be hard to leave that behind, but they know that I love them", he said, breathing heavily.

"Full of joy and determination, on and off the course".

Fellow Australian golfer Greg Chalmers was emotional.

Lyle's good friend and host of golfing podcast "Inside the Ropes", Mark Hayes, has now aired a message Lyle recordered for his fans last week. "Quick with a joke, didn't mind a beer, and just a pure joy to be around every day", Chalmers posted on Twitter.

Australian Open champion Craig Parry said Lyle was an immensely popular figure.

"His positivity and general demeanour has been so good and so infectious on others".

At Bellerive County Club outside of St. Louis, Bryson DeChambeau announced Tuesday that he would donate his $25,000 prize in the PGA Championship Long Drive competition to the Lyle family. "It's a good way to think of how I should live my life".

Monahan pledged to Lyle's family "that Jarrod will never be forgotten; we will continue to honour his life and legacy, and that includes helping to support the needs of his family in the months and years to come".

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