Two-Time PGA Tour Winner Grayson Murray Dies at 30

Grayson Murray, a golfer who rose to prominence with early victories but battled personal struggles throughout his career,died on Saturday, May 25th, 2024, at the age of 30.

IRVING, TX – MAY 21: Grayson Murray tees off during the final round of the 2017 AT&T Byron Nelson Championship at the TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas in Irving, TX (Photo by George Walker/DFWsportsonline)

Murray’s talent was evident from a young age. He captured three consecutive Callaway Junior World Championships and became the second-youngest player ever to make the cut on the Korn Ferry Tour at 16. He turned professional in 2016 and quickly achieved success, winning the Barbasol Championship as a rookie in 2017.

Murray’s career was not without challenges. He openly discussed his battles with mental health and alcoholism, seeking treatment and achieving sobriety in early 2023. He found renewed success on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2023 and secured a pivotal victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii earlier this year.

Murray’s death came unexpectedly, just one day after withdrawing from the Charles Schwab Challenge due to illness. His family later confirmed the cause of death as suicide.

Tributes poured in from across the golfing community, with players and officials praising Murray’s talent, resilience, and openness about his struggles.

The PGA Tour released a statement saying, “Grayson Murray was a talented golfer who was admired by his peers and fans alike. We are deeply saddened by his loss and offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”

Murray is survived by his parents, Eric and Terry Murray, his brother Cameron, and his sister Erica.

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