Jarrod Lyle gets positive news in cancer fight
January 12, 2018
By Ben Everill, PGATOUR.COM
Inside the PGA TOUR
At home with Jarrod Lyle and family
HONOLULU, Hawaii - Former PGA TOUR player Jarrod Lyle has received positive news in his recovery effort against leukemia with doctors saying his recent haploidentical transplant has grafted at 100 percent.
Fighting acute myeloid leukemia for a third time in his life, Lyle took the decision to use stem cell therapy to attempt to rid his life of the disease once and for all.
Having been unable to find a full bone marrow match for a transplant he went down the path of a 50percent match with his brother Leighton – a move that was given a 25-percent chance of success.
Lyle’s doctors had warned it’s basically his last hope of a “cure”.
And while the news overnight does not constitute a full recovery, it has him on the right path towards one.
“Got the best news today since finding out Briony was pregnant both times. I found out that the transplant I had has grafted 100%. Another big step forward in my journey back to a normal life again. #happylylefamily,” Lyle posted on his Instagram account.
The PGA TOUR has dedicated this month as ‘January for Jarrod’ – a fundraising effort to help Lyle and his family meet the significant costs he faces throughout his recovery.
“It’s of utmost importance for the PGA TOUR family and the golf community to come together and help Jarrod and his family both spiritually and financially during ‘January for Jarrod’ month,” PGA TOUR EVP and Chief Tournaments and Competitions Officer Andy Pazder said earlier this month.
“Jarrod would be the first player to support others in their time of need, and now it’s our turn to help he and his wife Briony and their two young children, Lusi and Jemma.”
To make a non-tax-deductible gift to the Lyle family, do so directly at www.youcaring.com/januaryforjarrod. All proceeds will go directly to the family to offset day-to-day living, family and medical expenses.
Lyle has five top-10 finishes in 121 career PGA TOUR starts, with a best finish of T4 at the 2012 Genesis Open.
On the Web.com Tour, Lyle has two wins, both coming in 2008, a season in which he finished fourth on the season-long money list.
There is no timetable for returning to golf, with Lyle focusing exclusively on his rehabilitation at this time.