Following the untimely passing of former PGA Tour player Jarrod Lyle on Wednesday, many Tour players shared heartfelt condolences on social media.
Lyle, 36, battled acute myeloid leukemia on three occasions, twice returning from sickness to play on Tour. He is survived by his wife, Briony, and daughters Lusi, 6, and Jemma, 2.
The friends Lyle made in the golf community made their feelings known in the hours after his death was announced. Some have donated money to Lyle’s family: Bryson DeChambeau donated $25,000 after winning Wednesday’s long drive contest at the PGA Championship, and Tiger Woods, among others, added a $10,000 pledge to the family.
— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) August 8, 2018
Among the outpouring of messages, one of the most emotional came from Rickie Fowler on Instagram.
On Twitter, several players paid tribute to Lyle and offered condolences to his family.
Incredibly sad news about Jarrod Lyle. Tough times for everyone on tour losing someone so special but I cannot imagine what he and his family went and are going through. RIP
— Francesco Molinari (@F_Molinari) August 8, 2018
Tough to know that we just lost a great person in this world! RIP Jarrod Lyle! You will be greatly missed my friend! ❤️
— Billy Horschel (@BillyHo_Golf) August 8, 2018
Saddest day ever 😢kinda lost for words,Jarrod Lyle was the greatest bloke you’ll ever meet, not once in 20 years did I ever here him complain❤️🙏R.I.P Jarrod (best mate)❤️❤️🙏
— Robert Allenby (@aussieallenby) August 9, 2018
Deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend Jarrod Lyle. Jarrod will forever be an inspiration to us alI. Ellie, Dash, Lucy and I send condolences to Briony, Lusi and Jemma. Rest easy mate. We will miss you.
— Jason Day (@JDayGolf) August 9, 2018
We are very sad to hear of Jarrod Lyle’s passing. He fought a good fight and will be forever remembered for his courage, strength, perseverance and the light he brought to all of our lives. The world lost a good man. RIP Jarrod. – Ernie, Liezl, Samantha and Ben
— Ernie Els (@TheBig_Easy) August 8, 2018