26 Jul 2017 - 23:55
Golfer Lyle facing third battle against leukemia
Sydney: Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle (pictured) is in hospital undergoing tests in Melbourne, his family said yesterday, prompting fears he is facing a third battle against acute myeloid leukemia.
The 35-year-old, who played several seasons on the US PGA Tour and won two titles on the Web.Com Tour, has previously fought the cancer in 1998 and again after a relapse in 2012.
“A routine blood test conducted earlier this week returned abnormal results and Jarrod was immediately admitted to hospital and placed under the care of his previous medical specialist,” read a statement released on behalf of his family by Golf Australia yesterday.
“He will remain there at least until a full diagnosis has been made.”
Lyle returned to the US PGA Tour on a medical exemption in 2015 after his second successful battle against leukemia but failed to re-secure his card.