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The PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour simple ways to honor Grayson Murray’s life

Grayson Murray played on the Korn Ferry Tour and the PGA Tour. News of his death broke on Saturday, sending shock waves through the sports world. His parents updated the golfing world on Sunday, saying Murray had taken his own life.

Murray’s favorite NHL hockey team is Carolina HurricanesOn Sunday, he wore a red and black uniform to show his support for the PGA Tour. Red or black pin During the fourth round of the Charles Schwab Challenge, participants inscribed “Charles Schwab Challenge” on their hats in his honor.

The Korn Ferry Tour also took a moment before the start of the final round of the Visit Knoxville Open, with players observing a moment of silence after the final group teed off.

These two simple actions didn’t require much effort, but they chose to do it anyway.

Murray has been a standout player throughout his career, winning three consecutive Callaway Junior World Championships from 2006 to 2008. A former golfer from Arizona State University, Murray made his Korn Ferry Tour debut at age 16, becoming the second-youngest player ever to do so.

In 2016, he received a sponsor’s exemption at the Korn Ferry Tour event in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina. He finished in the top 10 at the Rex Hospital Open and then in the top 10 at the BMW Charity Pro-Am. From there, his professional career took off.

That year, he won the National Children’s Hospital Championship and finished second on the money list, but the win earned him a full spot on the 2016-17 PGA Tour. He won the 2017 Barbasol Championship at age 23. Murray earned a two-year exemption on the tour and finished 66th in the FedEx Cup race.

He struggled the next few seasons, but bounced back at the Korn Ferry Tournament last year. Murray won twice, at the AdventHealth Championship in Kansas City and the Simmons Bank Open outside Nashville.

Those two victories earned him a return to the PGA Tour, moving him to fourth on the money list. He began the 2024 season with a playoff victory over Byung-Hun Ahn and Keegan Bradley at the Sony Open in Hawaii, a victory that propelled him to a career-best No. 46 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Savannah Lee Richardson is a Golf Staff Writer for SB Nation Playing Through. Follow us for more golf articles. Follow You can follow us on all major social platforms. You can also follow us on Twitter Follow Instagram: @savannah_leigh_sports

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