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Grayson Murray Took His Own Life, Family Confirm

Grayson Murray Took His Own Life, Family Confirm
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The family of two-time PGA TOUR winner Grayson Murray have confirmed that he took his own life.

Murray had withdrawn from the second round of last week’s Charles Schwab Challenge due to illness but the PGA TOUR released a statement on Saturday, on behalf of his parents, revealing that the 30-year-old had passed away.

The statement read: “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.

“We have so many questions that have no answers. But one.

“Was Grayson loved? The answer is 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.

“Please respect our privacy as we work through this incredible tragedy and please honour Grayson by being kind to one another. If that becomes his legacy, we could ask for nothing else.”

Murray took part in the PGA TOUR for the first time during the 2016-17 season which included his maiden victory at the 2017 Barbasol Championship. His second victory came this year at the Sony Open in Hawaii, a win that helped him climb up to 46th in the world, a career high.

Tributes Paid to Grayson Murray

Figures from across the golfing world have poured in tributes. PGA TOUR commissioner Jay Monahan wrote: “We were devastated to learn – and are heartbroken to share – that PGA Tour player Grayson Murray passed away this morning. 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 comfort for his loved ones.

“I reached out to Grayson’s parents to offer our deepest condolences, and during that conversation, they asked that we continue with tournament play. They were adamant that Grayson would want us to do so. As difficult as it will be, we want to respect their wishes.

“The PGA Tour has grief counsellors available at both tournament sites, as well as virtually for those not in the field. I am en route to Fort Worth and will share more information when we can.”

Luke Donald wrote on X: “Truly devastating news that Grayson Murray has passed away.

He asked me for some advice on how to play Augusta a few months ago, last week I saw him at the PGA Championship, life truly is precious. My condolences and prayers to his whole family that they may find some peace”

Justin Thomas said: “Speechless to hear about Grayson.

Guy had been through so many ups and downs to get where he was. I hurt so much for his family and the people closest to him. My condolences and deepest sympathies.”

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler said: “Obviously, the news hasn’t really sunk in quite yet, but I’m thinking about his family and praying hard for all of them.

“I can’t imagine how difficult of a time this is. I got to know Grayson a bit better over the last six months or so. There’s not really a way to put into words how sad and tragic it is, but I’m thinking about his family.”

Players who took part in last week’s Charles Schwab Challenge wore red and black ribbons in the memory of Murray during the final day of the tournament.

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