Grayson Murray’s parents release statement confirming PGA Tour star took his own life

After Grayson Murray withdrew from the Charles Schwab Challenge, his parents confirmed their son’s suicide in a statement, describing their son as “loved and will be missed.”

In an emotional statement, Grayson Murray’s parents Eric and Terry confirmed that their son had committed suicide.

Shortly after withdrawing from the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, less than 24 hours prior, the 30-year-old, the world number 58 and two-time winner of the PGA Tour, was discovered dead on Saturday. After 16 holes of Friday’s second round, Murray informed his playing partners he wasn’t feeling well and left the course.

Over the years, Murray had been transparent about his battles with alcoholism and mental health. However, he changed his life last year, sobering up and earning a spot back on the PGA Tour.

Murray’s family claims there are still a lot of unsolved questions concerning his last moments. He “was loved and he will be missed,” they continued.

Murray’s parents said, “We have spent the last 24 hours trying to come to terms with the fact that our son is gone.” It seems strange that we have to acknowledge it to the outside world in addition to ourselves. It is a bad dream.”

“There are a ton of questions that remain unanswered. Just one, though. Was Grayson cherished? Yes, is the response. By all of his friends, by his fellow players, by us, by his brother Cameron, by his sister Erica, by his extended family, and, it appears, by many of you who are reading this. He will be missed and will always be loved.

“We are grateful for the overwhelming support we have received from the PGA TOUR and the golf community as a whole. Grayson’s life wasn’t always easy, and even though he ended his own life, we know he is now at peace.

“As we process this terrible tragedy, kindly respect our privacy and show one another kindness in memory of Grayson. We wouldn’t need anything more if that turned out to be his legacy. I’m grateful.

During the third round at Colonial on Saturday, commissioner Jay Monahan sent out an email to tour members informing them of Murray’s passing. As requested by the family, play went on.

Tributes from all across the game poured in as Murray’s peers struggled to process the news, resulting in heartbreaking scenes. During the TV broadcast, CBS pundits Trevor Immelman and Kim Nantz fought back tears as they educated the audience.

Several players, including Peter Malnati, expressed their sorrow to CBS following the round. He said, “This is going to be really hard,” and started crying. Although I didn’t know Grayson well, I’ve been hanging out with him lately.

It’s really humorous. Around here, we get very worked up over a bad break here or a good break there. We’re fiercely competitive around here, you know. Everyone wants to defeat the other. Then something similar occurs, and you realize that we’re all just people.

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