Bryson DeChambeau donates $25K to family of golfer battling leukemia
Via USA Today
Bryson DeChambeau won the PGA Championship’s long drive contest Tuesday with a 331-yard drive at Bellerive Country Club.
He was awarded a gold money clip and $25,000 to donate to the charity of his choice. He’s decided to help the family of Jarrod Lyle, the Australian golfer who is under palliative care after battling leukemia.
Lyle died on Wednesday in Australia, his wife, Briony, announced in a statement.
“There are a lot of people struggling in the world right now,” DeChambeau told Golfweek, “but I just felt that what Jarrod has battled through is valiant and it’s a tough battle, obviously, and not everybody wins. Hearing his story, three times, I believe those kids deserve a chance at a better life and they need that, so that’s why I decided to do that.”
DeChambeau briefly met Lyle at an Australian Open a few years ago.
The 24-year-old, who won the Memorial, is ninth in the Ryder Cup standings and is among those trying to lock in a spot on the team.
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