Melbourne, Australia — Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has opted not to seek further treatment in his long fight against leukemia and will receive palliative care at home, his family announced late Tuesday.
Lyle, 36, first was diagnosed with leukemia as a teenager and suffered recurrences of the disease in 2012 and 2017.
In a post on Lyle’s Facebook page, his wife Briony wrote Lyle had “reached his limit” and that he and his doctors had agreed that a “positive outcome” was no longer achievable.
“My heart breaks as I type this message,” reads the post, which has a photo of Lyle hugging one of his daughters. “Earlier today, Jarrod made the decision to stop active treatment and begin palliative care. He has given everything that he’s got to give, and his poor body cannot take anymore. We’ll be taking him closer to home in the next couple of days so he can finally leave the hospital.”
Lyle underwent a bone marrow transplant last December following a recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia. Lyle twice beat acute myeloid leukemia, in 1998 and 2012, and was able to return to play professional golf.
Lyle, who has two daughters, played four seasons on the PGA Tour, where he earned $1.875 million in 121 tournaments.
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