Grayson Murray’s parents confirm he died by suicide.


The passing of PGA Tour golfer Grayson Murray, who tragically died at the age of 30, has deeply affected the sports community. Murray had withdrawn from the Charles Schwab Challenge, citing illness, just before his untimely death. Despite his promising career with two PGA Tour victories, he struggled during his last round, which ended abruptly.

In a heart-wrenching statement, Murray’s parents confirmed that their son died by suicide. They expressed their disbelief and anguish over losing him, grappling with the surreal reality of their loss. Despite the unanswered questions surrounding his death, they affirmed one certainty: Grayson was loved deeply by his family, friends, fellow players, and fans alike.

Acknowledging the overwhelming support from the PGA Tour and the golfing world, Murray’s parents expressed gratitude for the outpouring of compassion. They reflected on Grayson’s challenges in life, emphasizing that despite his inner struggles, he was cherished by many. As they come to terms with his passing, they find solace in knowing that Grayson is now at peace.

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan conveyed that he had a conversation with Grayson Murray’s parents on Saturday to extend his condolences. Both parties agreed that tournament play should continue, as they firmly believed it was what Grayson would have wanted. Despite the challenges of continuing amidst such tragedy, they aimed to honor his memory by respecting his parents’ wishes.

Grayson Murray had achieved two significant wins during his career on the tour, notably securing victory at this year’s Sony Open in Hawaii in a thrilling playoff against Keegan Bradley and An Byeong-hun. His initial triumph occurred at the 2017 Barbasol Championship, marking significant milestones in his golfing journey.

Throughout his life, Murray grappled with battles against depression and anxiety, alongside seeking treatment for alcohol misuse. However, in January, he shared that he had maintained sobriety for several months, indicating a positive stride in his personal journey.


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