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Lyle set to begin chemotherapy

2012-03-11 10:28

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.

AP