MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died at the age of 36 after a long battle with cancer.
Lyle, who had two wins on the feeder Web.com tour in 2008 and played 121 U.S. PGA Tour tournaments, was diagnosed with leukaemia as a teenager and suffered a relapse in 2012.
He chose to halt all treatment last week.
“It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us,” his wife Briony said in a statement on Thursday.
“He passed away peacefully … last night having spent his final week in Torquay among his family and close friends.
“Lusi, Jemma and I are filled with grief and now must confront our lives without the greatest husband and father we could ever have wished for.”
(Reporting by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Ed Osmond)