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NEWS: Jarrod Lyle Faces Third Leukemia Battle

Jarrod Lyle
Australian Jarrod Lyle is back in the hospital battling leukemia for the third time. (Photo from Lyle's Facebook page.)

Jarrod Lyle has battled back from acute myeloid leukemia twice in his life, and now is he is facing the blood cancer again.

Lyle, a 35-year-old Australian with two Tour victories and 121 PGA Tour starts, went in for a routine test that showed blood abnormalities. His wife, Briony, confirmed the diagnosis Wednesday, according a Sydney Morning Herald report.

Lyle was first diagnosed with cancer in 1998 and then again in 2012. He received an outpouring of support when he used a major medical extension to return to the PGA Tour in 2014-2016. He failed to keep his card.

“We’ve just received confirmation that Jarrod does have a relapse of AML, which is what he’s had twice already,” Briony said. “Right now, as we’re in this room, he’s beginning his chemotherapy treatment. We’re not sure how long it will be for. The aim of it is to get him into remission.”

Lyle posted on Facebook a photo of himself in Royal Melbourne Hospital with the following statement:

“Sadly it’s all 100% true – another cancer diagnosis. I’m determined to be positive through this (as much as I can) so here is my last moment before the chemo is hooked up. Could be one of my last pics with a ‘full’ head of hair!”

Remember this shining moment from the Australian PGA Championship on November 30, 2016?

As the announcer said, “It couldn’t happen to a better bloke.”

After his latest diagnosis, this likable character has received many messages of support from fellow professionals on Twitter as he prepares to battle cancer once again:


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