Grayson Murray Dies: Two-Time PGA Tour Winner Was 30 – Update

Grayson Murray Dies: Two-Time PGA Tour Winner Was 30 – Update

UPDATED, 9:15 AM: Grayson Murray’s parents have confirmed that their son’s death was a suicide.

“We have spent the last 24 hours trying to come to terms with the fact that our son is gone. It’s surreal that we not only have to admit it to ourselves, but that we also have to acknowledge it to the world. It’s a nightmare,” they said in a statement posted to X.

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“We have so many questions that have no answers. But one,” they continued. “Was Grayson loved? Yes. By us, his brother Cameron, his sister Erica, all of his extended family, by his friends, by his fellow players and – it seems – by many of you who are reading this. He was loved and he will be missed.”

“We would like to thank the PGA Tour and the entire world of golf for the outpouring of support. Life wasn’t always easy for Grayson, and although he took his own life, we know he rests peacefully now.”

Murray had withdrawn from the Charles Schwab Challenge on Friday, two holes shy of completing his second round, citing an illness – he had been five-over on the day and three-straight bogeys, and +3 in the tournament.

PREVIOUSLY: One day after he withdrew from the Charles Schwab Cup Challenge, two-time PGA Tour winner Grayson Murray died Saturday morning at age 30. No cause has been reported by his management company, GSE Worldwide, which confirmed the death

“I am at a loss for words,” PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said. “The PGA Tour is a family, and when you lose a member of your family, you are never the same. We mourn Grayson and pray for comfort for his loved ones.”

“We will hold off on commenting until we learn further details, but our heart aches for his family, his friends and all who loved him during this very difficult time,” GSE said in a statement.-

Monahan said Murray’s parents asked that the tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, continue.

Murray, who had dealt with alcohol and mental health issues in the past, won the Sony Open this year, winning it by sinking a 40-foot putt.

He also won the Barbasol Championship in 2017.

He wound up going to three colleges, lastly at Arizona State, and won as a 22-year-old PGA Tour rookie at the Barbasol Championship.

Murray was No. 58 in the world rankings coming off a tie for 43rd in the PGA Championship last week at Valhalla. He also made the cut in his Masters debut, finishing 51st, and was in the field for the U.S. Open next month at Pinehurst No. 2.

He is survived by his parents and fiancée.


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