Good news for Lyle

Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Jarrod Lyle
Jarrod Lyle

Good news emerged for Jarrod Lyle last week when it was announced his cancer is now in remission, clearing the way for the golfer to receive a bone marrow transplant as early as this week.

Lyle, who was diagnosed at the age of 17 with leukaemia, was told in March the cancer had returned just days before his daughter was born.

The popular PGA TOUR player has been overwhelmed by the support shown by his US Tour colleagues and will be interviewed live tonight Australian time on the popular Golf Channel show Morning Drive.

Network Ten golf commentator Luke Elvy, is guest co-hosting tonight's episode of the Morning Drive show, said Lyle seemed in good spirits and was keen to thank players for their support.

"It's moved him almost to tears to be honest," Elvy told Golf Channel correspondent Ryan Ballangee.

"He's been just so touched by the way the tour has got behind him and understands his fight right now."

Most players on the Tour, including Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler, have taken to wearing Leuk the Duck pins on their hats each week.

The duck is the mascot for cancer charity Challenge and is worn as a sign of support for Lyle.

American fans have also got behind Lyle with player Kris Blanks posting this photo on Twitter last week from Colonial Country Club, site of the Crowne Plaza Invitational.