Lyle's cancer in remission
August 25, 2017
By Ben Everill, PGATOUR.COM
Jarrod Lyle awarded PGA TOUR Courage Award
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. – Former PGA TOUR player Jarrod Lyle is on track to beat cancer for a third time after announcing he is in remission on Friday.
Lyle, 36, was recently diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia for the third time in his life having previously suffered as a 17-year-old and then again in 2012.
But he took to his Facebook page to announce the happy news.
“Had a doctor’s appointment today to get results and found out that I am in remission,” Lyle posted.
“The first round of chemo has done a good job of getting rid of most of the bad stuff. Back into hospital next week to have another round of chemo to keep on top of it all. Couldn't be happier with today's news. Still a long way to go but heading the right direction.”
He followed up the announcement with a Instagram post where he and wife Briony were all smiles.
Lyle first beat the disease in 2000 after a two-year battle before embarking on his golf career.
The Australian native played 121 times on the PGA TOUR between 2006 and 2016 with five top-10s and was also a two-time winner on the Web.com Tour.
He was in the form of his career and coming off his career best T4 finish at the Genesis Open when 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, he returned to the TOUR in 2015 to use his medical exemption to win back a TOUR card but fell short.
He has since returned to Australia to be permanently with Briony, Lusi and second daughter Jemma, born last year.
The news was quickly well received by other players out on TOUR.
“That’s awesome news. He’s always been a great fighter. Couldn’t be happier to hear that,” countryman Jason Day said as he prepared for his second round at THE NORTHERN TRUST.
John Senden, whose son Jacob is currently battling brain cancer, was also quick to send well wishes.
“Good luck Jarrod. We are always thinking of your battle with AML and your inspiration for others. As well as being a top bloke,” Senden tweeted.