PGA Tour launches January for Jarrod campaign
Golf may well be a game played for and by individuals but when the chips are down and a mate needs help, no-one rallies like the golf community.
Jarrod Lyle needs their help now…and the US PGA Tour is lending a helping hand for one of their own.
Jarrod Lyle (Credit: Getty Images)
The Tour last week launched a fund-raising effort named ‘January for Jarrod’ to help the Lyle family meet the enormous costs involved with the Victorian pro undergoing his third bone marrow transplant for acute myeloid leukaemia.
Still only 36-years-old, Lyle is a member of the Web.com Tour and has also made his way onto the main tour no less than five times between 2007 and 2016.
But golf became the last thing on Jarrod’s mind when he suffered his third bout of leukaemia in July last year.
The surgery was performed in Melbourne and at this stage there is no timetable for returning to golf with Lyle focusing exclusively on his rehabilitation at this time.
US PGA Tour spokesman Andy Pazder pointed out that it was of utmost importance for the Tour family and the golf community to come together to help Jarrod – both spiritually and financially during the January for Jarrod month.
“Jarrod would be the first player to support others in their time of need, and now it’s our turn to help he and his wife Briony and their two young children, Lusi and Jemma,” said Pazder.
Lyle has five top-10 finishes in 121 career PGA Tour starts, with a best finish of a tie for fourth at the 2012 Genesis Open.
On the Web.com Tour, Lyle has two wins, both coming in 2008, a season in which he finished fourth on the season-long money list.
Anyone wishing to help out with a non-tax-deductible gift to the Lyle family can do so directly at www.youcaring.com/januaryforjarrod.
All proceeds will go directly to the family to offset day-to-day living, family and medical expenses.