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Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle’s heartbreaking cancer treatment decision

Macquarie National News

Messages of support have been flowing following the news Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle will stop cancer treatment and go into palliative care.

Jarrod Lyle’s wife, Bri, posted the news on social media overnight in a heartbreaking Facebook message to supporters.

“Earlier today Jarrod made the decision to stop active treatment and begin palliative care,” she wrote.

“He has given everything that he’s got to give, and his poor body cannot take any more.

“We’ll be taking him closer to home in the next couple of days so he can finally leave the hospital.”

The post included a photo of Lyle in his hospital bed, cuddling his two young daughters.

“My focus as of today is on our girls and doing whatever I can to get them through the challenges ahead,” Bri wrote.

“Jarrod will be closer to them very soon, and will spend as much time as he can with them.

“When it’s appropriate, I will post details of a memorial service.

“In the meantime, we ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.”

Lyle, 36, has been undergoing treatment following a recurrence of acute myeloid leukaemia last year.

Tributes have been flowing in from around the world this morning.

Speaking in Ohio, an emotional Adam Scott says Lyle has been an inspiration for 20 years.

Macquarie National News