Golfing community reacts to death of Jarrod Lyle

9 August 2018

Written by: Stephanie Smarrelli

Support has been shown online through donations and social media.

Tiger Woods has pledged$10,000 to the family of Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle.

He joins the growing number of professional golfers who have donated to the family.

Golf Australia announced the passing of Lyle this morning.

The golfing community has since shown an outpouring of support for Lyle’s family on social media.

Professional golfers Ernie Els, Jason Day and Tripp Isenhour paid tribute to Lyle on Twitter.

The 36-year-old entered palliative care on 1 August.

Lyle had battled acute myeloid leukaemia twice before the disease returned in July 2017.

He is survived by his wife Briony and daughters Luisi and Jemma.

In a statement released by Golf Australia, Briony Lyle relayed a message from her late husband.

“Thanks for your support, it meant the world. My time was short, but if I’ve helped people think and act on behalf of those families who suffer through cancer, hopefully it wasn’t wasted,” he said.

In the statement, Briony Lyle also thanked everyone for their support.

“…we have been blessed and overwhelmed with the messages and actions of support from around the world and feel comforted that Jarrod was able to happily impact so many people throughout his life. Our humble thanks to you all,” she said.

In addition, she asked that people donate to the charity Challenge rather than leave gifts.

Lyle’s family will hold a private service in the coming days.

The public will also be given the chance to say goodbye with a memorial service to be held at The Sands in Torquay. The date will be announced by the family at a later time.


Photo courtesy of Golf Australia.