Lyle set to begin chemotherapy

2012-03-11 10:28
Jarrod Lyle (Getty Images)

Melbourne - Golfer Jarrod Lyle, who will begin chemotherapy on Monday for a recurrence of leukemia, has a baby daughter.

Lyle's manager Tony Bouffler said on Sunday that Lusi Joy was born to Lyle's wife Briony on Saturday in Shepparton, Victoria, Lyle's hometown.

Bouffler said Lyle was "over the moon" and that the golfer "can't stop holding her."

Briony Lyle was induced so Lyle could be at the birth before beginning chemotherapy treatment at Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Lyle was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia at age 17 and spent nine months in hospital. He not only recovered but went on to earn his PGA Tour card.

He matched his best finish three weeks ago in Los Angeles, where he missed a playoff by two shots and tied for fifth.



Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


30 of the world's greatest golfers will be heading to the Gary Player Country Club for this year's Nedbank Golf Challenge - now in its 35th year. For all the latest news, player profiles, hole-by-hole descriptions and past winners, be sure to check out Sport24's dedicated section.

Latest blogs

Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.