Jarrod Lyle dies at 36: Australian golfer inspired his sport with courageous...

Jarrod Lyle dies at 36: Australian golfer inspired his sport with courageous comebacks from cancer

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MELBOURNE, Australia — With a contagious smile, a sense of humour and a deep determination to keep playing golf, Jarrod Lyle endeared himself to people around the world during a long struggle against cancer.

The 36-year-old Australian golfer died Wednesday night at his home near Melbourne among family and close friends, the week after opting to forego further treatment and enter palliative care.

“It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us,” his wife, Briony Lyle, said in a statement released by Golf Australia on Thursday. “He asked that I provide a simple message: ‘Thanks for your support, it meant the world. My time was short, but if I’ve helped…



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