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Sport 'Big unit' Jarrod Lyle always all class

02:51  02 august  2018
02:51  02 august  2018 Source:   theage.com.au

Aust golfer Lyle goes into palliative care

  Aust golfer Lyle goes into palliative care Jarrod Lyle's wife has made the devastating revelation that the Australian golfer will go into palliative care after fighting his third battle with cancer.The 36-year-old has been battling the disease since a recurrence of acute myeloid leukaemia last year.

Jarrod Lyle with daughters Lusi and Jemma earlier this year. The one abiding thought everyone in golf must have is that Jarrod Lyle was dealt a pretty lousy deck of cards to play. From Shepparton, his early skills saw him go to Melbourne to play pennant golf for Commonwealth but at only 17 he was

Jarrod Lyle suffered a third recurrence of cancer last year. Compatriot Ian Baker-Finch, who won the Open in 1991, tweeted : " Jarrod has fought with the heart of a lion, always with dignity and a smile surrounded by his loving family. At the 2014 Midwest Classic , Jarrod Lyle discusses his path back

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The one abiding thought everyone in golf must have is that Jarrod Lyle was dealt a pretty lousy deck of cards to play.

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From Shepparton, his early skills saw him go to Melbourne to play pennant golf for Commonwealth but at only 17 he was diagnosed with leukaemia and spend months in a hospital before the doctors announced him free of the disease.

Golf community rallies around Lyle after he ends cancer treatment

  Golf community rallies around Lyle after he ends cancer treatment There has been an outpouring of emotion from golf professionals throughout the world for much-loved Australian Jarrod Lyle, who has ended active cancer treatment.There has been an outpouring of emotion from touring golf professionals the world over for much-loved Australian Jarrod Lyle, who has entered palliative care after ending active cancer treatment.

Jarrod Lyle (21 August 1981 – 8 August 2018) was an Australian professional golfer. He won twice on the 2008 Nationwide Tour. He played a number of seasons on the PGA Tour

© AAP Image/Dan Peled Jarrod Lyle . Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has made the heartbreaking decision to go into palliative care after fighting a third battle with "We'll be taking him closer to home in the next couple of days so he can finally leave the hospital. ' Big unit ' Jarrod Lyle always all class .

It was then he began making a name for himself in amateur golf, winning local events and playing well enough to assume he could make a worthwhile living playing the game professionally.

He was a big, lumbering kid; one, when asked about his physique, described himself playfully as a ‘big unit’. That he was but like most over-sized blokes he had a beautiful natural rhythm and flow to a swing and what old golfers colloquially call ‘good hands’.

His first big showing was at Royal Melbourne in the 2005 Heineken Classic. Craig Parry won that week beating Nick O’Hern in a play-off but right until the final hole, the rookie Lyle had a chance.

He was done in by a hook into the tee-tree on the left of Royal Melbourne’s 18th but he wasn’t the first to fall for that trick and in the end his 271 was a shot ahead of the defender Ernie Els and two ahead of two others destined to become major champions, Trevor Immelman and Henrik Stenson. Had he won that week the reward was a card on the European Tour but fate sent him the other way and across the Pacific to the US.

'It puts things in perspective' - Jason Day and Adam Scott pay tribute to Jarrod Lyle

  'It puts things in perspective' - Jason Day and Adam Scott pay tribute to Jarrod Lyle Jason Day issued a heartfelt message of support on Tuesday following the news Jarrod Lyle will begin palliative care. "I can't imagine being in that position; it's unthinkable," added former Masters champion Scott. "He is one of the best blokes there is."Given all the difficulties he's had since his late teens, he has lived the best life he could with the tough cards he has been dealt."He has done better than anyone would have. He was out on Tour for so long, playing such good golf while battling illness. He has been through it all.

Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died of cancer aged 36, his family has confirmed. Lyle overcame acute myeloid leukaemia in 1998 and 2012, before announcing it had Lyle reached a career-high 142nd in the world, and won twice on the Nationwide Tour in 2008. He last competed in 2017.

" Jarrod is an incredible man who has a special place in all of our hearts. For many of us, the way Jarrod lives his life, celebrating the joy of his family and fighting his battles with such tenacity, has been an inspiration for our own personal struggles. ' Big unit ' Jarrod Lyle always all class .

Jarrod Lyle with daughters Lusi and Jemma earlier this year.© Joe Armao Jarrod Lyle with daughters Lusi and Jemma earlier this year. Over there he battled between the main tour and the secondary Web.Com tour where he won twice and earned his way to the big show. Lots of players bounce between the two tours but in early 2012 at historic Riveria Country Club in the Los Angeles Open h,e finished fourth. His supporters were entitled to assume he would establish himself on the tour and go from success to success.

Instead within a couple of weeks, he was sentenced to a return bout with leukaemia. Any thought of playing again for the rest of the season was over and in retrospect so was his US career.

It was brutally unfair but as Bobby Jones, another to suffer cruelly from an awful disease, once said of his affliction: ‘‘You just have to play your ball as it lies.’’

Jarrod recovered a second time and returned to the tour but staggeringly those in charge denied him an exemption into his first week back and instead he made it through the qualifying and played well enough to finish 31st.

Lyle's heartbreaking interview from hospital bed

  Lyle's heartbreaking interview from hospital bed Jarrod Lyle has described himself as the 'luckiest golfer around' over the support he has received, after electing to end his cancer treatment and enter palliative care.Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has described himself as the “luckiest golfer going around” in a heartbreaking message from his hospital bed, after making the decision to end active treatment and begin palliative care in his long fight against leukaemia.

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Jarrod always puts others first, no matter what he’s going through. He never complains about his lot in life. Even today – as the realization comes that the end is near – Lyle was thinking of others. “ Jarrod is always the life of the party – yet he is the sensible one also. You can’t mistake his big happy voice.

In the end, it was a fruitless chase to make up the money he needed to secure his place on the tour and he came home to establish some sort of normal life with his wife and two little girls. At least, we all thought, he had his health and he could establish himself here.

Instead, the spectre of the cancer returned. It’s miserable, it’s a terrible hand and now it is up to the game and his friends to make sure Briony and the two girls are all right.

In a game awash with money it is time to ensure their sadness and their future is not also one of material hardship.

Jarrod did as the great Jones himself did and played his own ball with a dignity we can only hope we would display in the same circumstance.

Well played, sir.

Aust golf stars pay tribute to Lyle at PGA .
Marc Leishman is among the Australian golfers contesting the US PGA Championship who have paid tribute to Jarrod Lyle.Marc Leishman cracked a beer not long after he heard the devastating news that Jarrod Lyle had died after a 20-year battle with cancer.

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