Jarrod Lyle’s competitive spirit may have initially served him well in his fight against cancer, but sadly the golfer was still losing his battle. Ultimately, then, the illness forced him to abandon hospital treatment and return home. But Lyle’s legion of loyal fans and loved ones were right behind him, and they rallied for the sportsman in his hour of need.
Golf enthusiasts may have first heard Lyle’s name when he first started playing professionally in his chosen sport in 2004. But the Australian star’s interest in golf had actually begun a couple of decades prior to this debut.
You see, Lyle was a caddy – that’s the person who supports the player and carries the clubs – for his father when he was just six years old. And during this time, the future golfer may very well have developed a love for the sport that would go on to shape his life. Before Lyle made it in golf, though, he faced a potentially life-threatening battle.