- In this April 23, 2015 file photo, Jarrod Lyle, of
Australia, reacts after missing a putt on the 17th hole
during the first round of the Zurich Classic PGA golf
tournament in Avondale, La. Lyle's wife says the
Australian golfer is struggling through a "really
scary" period in his third battle with cancer
MELBOURNE, Australia — Jarrod
Lyle's wife says the Australian golfer is struggling through a
"really scary" period in his third battle with
Lyle, 36, underwent a bone
marrow transplant last December following a recurrence of
acute myeloid leukemia.
"It's been 190 days since
Jarrod's stem-cell transplant and we are going through a
really rough patch at the moment," Briony Lyle wrote on
jarrodlylegolf.com. "I'm typing this blog on his behalf
because he's not able to do it. Jarrod's not able to drive,
struggles to prepare any food for himself, can't read stories
to the girls and is not able to offer much help at all around
"He is also starting to
look like a very frail, sick person."
Briony Lyle added: "We are
both very aware of the amount of drugs and medication that has
gone into Jarrod's body over the years but things are starting
to get really scary at the moment. It looks as if this
recovery is going to be the longest and hardest one so
Lyle has twice beaten acute
myeloid leukemia, in 1998 and 2012, and was able to return to
play professional golf.
He made an emotional comeback
to the golf course during the 2013 Australian Masters in
Melbourne before using a medical exemption to play on the U.S.
PGA Tour in 2015. He played four seasons on the U.S. tour,
where he earned $1.875 million in 121 tournaments.
Lyle has since returned to
Australia permanently to be with Briony and daughters Lusi and