The young two-time PGA Tour victor gave a gift of his own, too, telling The Man Out Front that he plans to donate all of his long-drive winnings to the family of Jarrod Lyle, who last week was placed in palliative care after three battles with acute myeloid leukemia.
"Our entire Tour family is grieving this news, but we certainly respect and support his decision to spend the coming days with his handsome family - it's a decision true to everything he has stood for throughout his life and career: grace, dignity and an unending love of family", PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said after Bri made what she said would be the final post to Jarrod's Instagram page in July.
"It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us", she said.
Briony Lyle said her husband had asked her to pass on a "simple message: 'Thanks for your support, it meant the world". "My time was short, but if I've helped people think and act on behalf of those families who suffer through cancer, hopefully it wasn't wasted".
He returned to the U.S. PGA Tour in 2013 after apparently having beaten cancer for a second time.
Following a relapse of his leukaemia in 2012, which he fought off again, Lyle made a return to the pro-circuit at the 2013 Australian Masters, before ultimately re-joining the US PGA in 2015.
The statement said a intimate and private family service would be held in the coming days with a public memorial service at The Sands in Torquay at a date to be announced later. You've been an inspiration to the entire golf community and a huge loss.
"Last year in December he couldn't be there because he was back in hospital receiving treatment, but he sent through a video message and that was great to have".
Tiger Woods is among a growing list of professional golfers to donate to a GoFundMe page set up to support Lyle's two daughters. "Rest easy mate. We will miss you".
Golfers around the world have paid tribute, with Australian great Greg Norman last Thursday saying he was "absolutely devastated". "Jarrod will forever be an inspiration to us alI".
A loveable and popular member of the world of golf, Lyle's tragic passing has touched his former rivals from all over the world. The golf world had rallied around Lyle's family since a somber announcement last week.
Following his passing, Briony released a statement through Golf Australia thanking the golf world for its support while asking for privacy.
"Thank you for showing us how to go about life and how to treat others".
Tough times for everyone on tour losing someone one special, but I can not imagine what his family went through and are going through.
The tournament is growing each year and Washington hoped to continue the event for many years to come in order to celebrate the life of a man who had time for everyone, no matter who they were.