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Golfer Bryson DeChambeau To Donate $25,000 Longest Drive Prize To Jarrod Lyle's Family

"It's so sad."

Golfer Bryson DeChambeau To Donate $25,000 Longest Drive Prize To Jarrod Lyle's Family Image: EPA/AAP

Pro golfer Bryson DeChambeau will donate a $25,000 prize to the family of Jarrod Lyle.

DeChambeau, who won the PGA Championships Long Drive competition on Tuesday before the news of Lyle's passing, was given a $25,000 prize to donate to the charity of his choice.

The American, ranked 22nd in the world, said it should go to Lyle's family after a fund was set up for the two daughters.

"Jarrod Lyle, the story, it's so sad," DeChambeau said after winning the prize.

"And his kids just are suffering, obviously, from it and the whole family is. I just thought it’d be the right thing to give it to (daughters) Lusi and Jemma. They deserve that and they need that more than anything right now."

"I'm going to be giving that to them and their family."

The fund, Jarrod Lyle's Girls, was set up by former tour player Tripp Isenhour and has also received $10,000 from Tiger Woods and $5,000 from Jon Rahm.

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