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Golfer Greyson Murray Dies By Suicide At 30, Parents Confirm

SONY OPEN IN HAWAII – FINAL ROUND HONOLULU, HAWAII – JANUARY 14: Grayson Murray of America hits his fifth tee shot during the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 14, 2024. (Photo by Michael Reeves/Getty Images)

Avril Elfi from OAN
Sunday, May 26, 2024 1:57 PM

Professional golfer Grayson Murray committed suicide at the age of 30.

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Murray, a two-time Pennsylvania State Tour winner, was killed by his parents in a statement released by the PGA Tour on Sunday.

“We’ve spent the last 24 hours trying to come to terms with the fact that our son is gone,” Eric and Terry Murray said. “It’s surreal that we have to admit this not only to ourselves but to the world. It’s a nightmare.”

“We want to thank the PGA Tour and the golf community at large for the tremendous support they have shown us. Life has not always been easy for Grayson and although he has taken his own life, we know he is now resting peacefully,” the statement continued.

The PGA Tour announced Murray’s death on Saturday, a day after he withdrew from the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, citing illness.

Earlier this year, Murray won a playoff at the Sony Open against South Korea’s Ahn Byung-hun and former PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley, ending a six-and-a-half-year losing streak during which he acknowledged he was dealing with physical and mental health issues.

Murray competed this week at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas. He withdrew from the second round on Friday for health reasons.

The tour considered canceling the tournament, but Murray’s family insisted it go ahead, Jim Nantz said. CBS broadcast.

In memory of Murray, golfers on Sunday wore red and black ribbons, just as they did when they played for the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday, at the request of Murray’s family.

Murray won the IMG Junior World Championships three times in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and was considered one of the top junior athletes in the world.

According to the PGA, at age 16, he became the second-youngest player to qualify on the Korn Ferry Tour, the PGA’s developmental division, before competing in the 2013 U.S. Open at age 19. He then won the Barbasol Championship in 2017 at age 23.

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