Jarrod Lyle timeline


    1981 – Born on Aug. 21 in Shepparton, Victoria, Australia.

    1987 – Introduced to golf at age 6 when he caddied for his father.

    1998 – At age 17 is diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Is confined to his bed for nine months while undergoing chemotherapy treatments.

    2004 – Turns professional.

    2006 – Finishes 18th on the Nationwide Tour money list and earns his PGA Tour card for 2007.

    2007 – Finishes 164th on the money list and loses his card.

    2008 – Back on the Nationwide Tour, wins twice (Mexican Open and Knoxville Open) and finished fourth on money list. Gets his PGA Tour card back.

    2010 – Finishes fith in Q-School to earn his PGA Tour card for 2011.

    2011 – Makes a hole-in-one at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the par-3 16th ‘Stadium Hole’ winning $25,000 for a charity of his choice.

    2011 – Marries his longtime partner, Briony Harper, in December. They have two daughters.

    2011 – Has to return to Q-School, but again wins back his PGA Tour card.

    2012 – Has his best finish in a PGA Tour event in February, tying for fourth place in the Northern Trust Open.

    2012 – The next week, in Mayakoba Golf Classic, is bitten by an insect. Tests result in a diagnosis of recurrence of leukemia.

    2013 – Makes his comeback in Taliker Masters.

    2014 – Plays his first PGA Tour-sanctioned round in 29 months at Tour’s Midwest Classic. Finishes T-11.

    2014 – Makes his first PGA Tour start since 2012 after Monday qualifying for Open in October. Makes cut and finishes T-31.

    2017 – Leukemia returns in July.

    2018 – His body no longer able to fight the cancer, opts for palliative care.

    Aug. 8, 2018 – Passes away at age 36.

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