Jarrod Lyle’s ongoing fight with acute myeloid leukemia took another sad turn this week when the former PGA Tour player announced via Instagram that he has been placed in “palliative care.”
“This will be the final post on Jarrod’s page,” the Instagram post read. “Earlier today we started palliative care for him as his body is no longer able to fight. We will take him closer to home to be near his girls. He has put up a courageous fight and he is surrounded by love.”
Lyle was diagnosed with leukemia for the third time last year and in December underwent a haploidentical transplant and stem cell therapy back in his native Australia, but his recovery was slowed by a mystery illness that resulted in a loss of vision.
Lyle was first diagnosed with leukemia as a teenager, but he earned his Tour card in 2007. In 2012, Lyle’s cancer returned, but he was declared cancer free the next year and returned to the Tour.
Although Lyle failed to retain his Tour membership in the United States, he returned to Australia to continue competing and started working as a television analyst.
Palliative care is described as specialized medical care for those with serious illness to help relieve symptoms and stress and improve quality of life.