Murray, two-time PGA Tour winner, dies at 30

Grayson Murray, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, has passed away at the age of 30, announced PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan

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Murray, two-time PGA Tour winner, dies at 30
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Grayson Murray, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, has passed away at the age of 30, announced PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan. The American golfer, born in 1993, had been struggling with alcohol and depression issues. He had played the first round and part of the second round in this week's Charles Schwab Challenge but withdrew from the event yesterday after 16 holes.

Grayson Murray, results

Murray made his mark on the PGA Tour by winning the Barbasol Championship in 2017 as a rookie and the Sony Open in 2024 in Hawaii. "We are devastated to learn - and heartbroken to share - that PGA Tour player Grayson Murray passed away this morning," said Monahan in his statement.

"I am at a loss for words. 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 the comfort of his loved ones. I have reached out to Grayson's parents to offer our deepest condolences, and during that conversation, they asked us to continue with the tournament play.

They were firmly convinced that Grayson would have wanted us to do so." Grayson Murray's life was marked by struggles with alcoholism and depression, with social anxiety diagnosed after the 2014 Southern Amateur, a tournament he left while leading.

Despite his challenges, Murray remained a devout Christian. In October 2022, Murray faced another setback when he was seriously injured in a scooter accident in Bermuda just before the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, forcing him to withdraw from the event.

Tragically, Murray passed away on May 25, 2024, at the age of 30. He had withdrawn from the Charles Schwab Challenge the day before, citing illness. The following day, his parents confirmed that he had died by suicide. In honor of Murray, players on the tour paid tribute by wearing red-and-black ribbons during the final round, colors that Murray himself wore as a tribute to the Carolina Hurricanes.

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