Golfing World Pays Tribute To Jarrod Lyle

A host of pros and celebs have taken to social media to offer their support for Jarrod Lyle

Golfing World Pays Tribute To Jarrod Lyle
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A host of professional golfers, others in the golf industry and celebrities have offered their support for Jarrod Lyle

Golfing World Pays Tribute To Jarrod Lyle

In truly tragic circumstances Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle looks close to losing his battle with cancer, with the news that he is stopping his treatment to begin palliative care.

The two-time Web.com Tour winner beat leukemia in both 1998 and 2012 but has struggled to overcome its third spell which was diagnosed last July.

Lyle is popular with his peers and a host of the golfing world have offered their support and condolences on social media - see Tweets and Instagram posts further down from the likes of Greg Norman, The Rock, Luke Donald and Ian Poulter.

Players are paying tribute to him this week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Competitors and caddies will wear yellow ribbons in honour of Lyle, who is known for his yellow bucket hat and his affiliation with the charity 'Challenge' which was set up to help children with cancer.

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Here is Brendan Steele pictured with a yellow ribbon for Lyle in round one:

Leuk the Duck is the mascot of the Challenge charity, seen below on Lyle's golf bag during the 2014 Australian Masters:

Young Aussie Lucas Herbert has had a Leuk the Duck headcover this year on Tour:

Former pro and current Golf Channel analyst Tripp Isenhour is raising money for Lyle's children.

"Jarrod Lyle has fought and won many battles in his young life," he says on the fundraising page.

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"He needs our help now to provide a “Hole-In-One” for his girls, Lusi and Jemma and their future education.  Please do what you can and let’s give this good man a great final gift!"

Donate to the gofundme campaign here.

Here's how the golf industry has reacted after the painful news on social media:

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Norman also posted this image of the pair:

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson wrote on Twitter: "Man this is a tough one. Sending so much love, light and strength to Jarrod and his Lyle family."

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered three Open Championships on-site including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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