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Parents of PGA Tour golfer Grayson Murray reveal his tragic cause of sudden death was suicide

The parents of professional golfer Grayson Murray have revealed the tragic cause of his death, a day after the two-time PGA Tour winner passed away at the age of 30.

As BlazeNews reported Saturday, Murray withdrew from the second round of the 2024 Charles Schwab Challenge on Friday, the day before his sudden death. Murray had played 16 holes in the second round of the Charles Schwab Challenge before withdrawing due to “illness.”

Life hasn’t always been easy for Grayson.

Grayson’s parents, Eric and Terry Murray, released a heartbreaking statement: statement On Sunday it was revealed that Murray’s tragic death was a suicide.

“We’ve spent the last 24 hours trying to come to terms with the fact that our son is gone,” his grieving parents began. “It feels surreal to have to admit this not only to ourselves but to the world. It’s a nightmare.”

“There are still so many unanswered questions,” the parents said.

The Murrays noted that Grayson was loved by them, his brother Cameron, his sister Erica, his extended family, friends and fellow players, and that golf fans also adored their talented son, as evidenced by the outpouring of sympathy following his death.

“We would like to thank the PGA Tour and the golf community at large for the overwhelming support they have shown us,” the family said.

“Life hasn’t always been easy for Grayson and although he took his own life, we know he is now resting in peace,” his grieving parents lamented.

“Please respect our privacy as we navigate this incredible tragedy and honour Grayson by being kind to one another. If that is his legacy, we could not ask for anything more,” his parents concluded.

Murray has spoken openly about his struggles with alcoholism.

“Yes, I was drinking during the week of the tournament,” Murray said after winning the Sony Open in January. CBS Sports“This was my outlet. I came here at 22 years old, won as a rookie, and when I won I played three days hungover so I thought I was invincible. The best and worst thing that’s ever happened to me is winning my rookie year, but at the same time I felt like I was invincible.”

Murray added: “It’s taken me a long time to get to this point. I’m a different person now. If I hadn’t gotten sober eight months ago I wouldn’t be in this position now.”

He continued, “I have to show that to people that don’t know me with my actions, so they’ll be back on Grayson’s side. My attitude is a lot better. I’m really having fun now. I don’t live or die by golf shots anymore. I’m not going to sit here and say everything’s going to be glory and rosy, but it’s going to be a lot better.”

Murray said in January that he was planning to become sober from the start of 2023.

Murray won his second PGA Tour title at this year’s Sony Open in Hawaii. His first major win came at the 2017 Barbasol Championship.

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