July 23, 2024

Two-time PGA Tour winner Grayson Murray passed away on Thursday after withdrawing from the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, during the first round.

Grayson Murray, a two-time winner of the PGA Tour, passed away on Friday at the age of thirty following his withdrawal from the Charles Schwab Challenge.

After playing 16 holes on Friday in the second round of the Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, the world number 58 withdrew from the competition at three over par. The native of North Carolina was discovered dead on Saturday.

When Murray defeated Byeong-hun An and Keegan Bradley in a playoff to win the Sony Open in Hawaii in January, it was the highlight of his career. Off the course, though, he had been transparent about his struggles with alcohol and his mental health.

Jim Nantz, a CBS commentator, informed viewers that although the tour offered to pull out of the tournament, Murray’s family insisted it proceed. Trevor Immelman, his broadcast partner, was emotional when he heard the news.

“We were devastated to learn – and are heartbroken to share – that PGA TOUR player Grayson Murray passed away this morning,” stated Jay Monahan, commissioner of the PGA Tour. I don’t know what to say. The PGA TOUR is a family, and you are never the same after losing a family member. We pray for Grayson’s loved ones’ comfort as we mourn him.

“When I contacted Grayson’s parents to send our sincere condolences, they requested that we carry on with the tournament. They insisted that Grayson would want us to take that action. We want to honor their wishes, no matter how challenging it will be.

Monahan added in a statement distributed to PGA Tour participants: “No one should experience a crisis alone. Grief counselors on the PGA Tour are accessible virtually for those who are not on the field and at both tournament locations. I’m headed to Fort Worth and will provide more details as soon as we can.”

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