Golf champion Grayson Murray dies at 30

Golf champion Grayson Murray dies at 30

1 of two | Grayson Murray, seen right here with fiancee Christiana strolling to the primary gap of the Masters Par 3 Contest in Augusta, Ga., in April, died Saturday morning after withdrawing from the Charles Schwab Problem resulting from an sickness Friday. File Photograph by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Might 25 (UPI) — Skilled golfer and two-time PGA Tour winner Grayson Murray died Saturday, the tour confirmed. He was 30.

Murray’s loss of life comes after he withdrew resulting from an sickness late in the second round of the 2024 Charles Schwab Problem on the Colonial Nation Membership in Fort Value, Texas, Friday.

“We have been devastated to be taught — and are heartbroken to share — that PGA Tour participant Grayson Murray handed away this morning. I’m perplexed,” PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan stated in a press release.

“The PGA Tour is a household, and whenever you lose a member of your loved ones, you might be by no means the identical, Monahan stated. “We mourn Grayson and pray for consolation for his family members.”

Monahan stated he offered condolences to Murray’s dad and mom and that the match will proceed at their request.

“They have been adamant that Grayson would need us to take action,” he stated. “As troublesome as it will likely be, we wish to respect their needs.”

Murray was the second-youngest golfer in historical past to make the lower on the Korn Ferry Tour earlier than going professional in 2015.

Murray would turn out to be a controversial determine marked by frequent outbursts on the sphere throughout his profession, however his willpower received him the PGA Tour twice, with the 2017 Barbasol Championship and 2024 Sony Open, in addition to three victories on the Korn Ferry Tour.

He received the Sony Open earlier this 12 months, ending a six-year shedding streak throughout which he struggled mentally and bodily.

Murray in interviews had been open about his struggles with nervousness, despair and alcoholism. He stated he sought therapy in January however had been sober since 2023.

After he received the Sony Open, he admitted to ingesting excessively throughout match weeks.

“It was my outlet. I assumed I used to be invincible popping out right here as a 22-year-old, successful as a rookie, performed three days hungover once I received,” he stated. “Smartest thing and worst factor that ever occurred to me was successful my rookie 12 months — but additionally feeling like I used to be invincible.”

A local of Raleigh, N.C., Murray attended Wake Forest, East Carolina and Arizona State universities, the place he performed golf earlier than going professional. He had 10 Prime-10 finishes in 141 PGA Tour begins all through his profession.

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