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PGA Tour golfer Grayson Murray has died aged 30 – just 24 hours after withdrawing from this week’s tournament in Texas due to ‘illness’


The PGA Tour has announced the tragic death of Grayson Murray at the age of 30 – just a day after he withdrew from the Charles Schwab Challenge this week.

The North Carolina native won his second PGA Tour title back in January, but on Saturday PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan confirmed there were «no words» following Murray’s death on Saturday morning.

«We were devastated to learn — and heartbroken to share — that PGA Tour player Grayson Murray passed away this morning,» Monahan said of the world’s 58.

“The PGA Tour is a family, and when you lose a family member, you’ll never be the same. We mourn Grayson and pray for comfort for his loved ones.”

It was previously reported that Murray was set to marry his fiancée Christiana in the spring of 2024.

The PGA Tour has announced the tragic death of Grayson Murray at the age of 30

He was among the field of this week on the PGA Tour at the Colonial Club until the final holes of the second round when he withdrew due to illness.

“I reached out to Grayson’s parents to express our deepest condolences and during that conversation they asked us to continue with tournament play.

“They were adamant that Grayson would want us to do it. As difficult as it will be, we want to respect their wishes.

“The PGA Tour has grief counselors available at both tournament venues (this week on the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour) as well as virtually for those not in the field. I’m on my way to Ft. It’s worth it and we’ll share more information as soon as possible.»

Murray and his fiancee Christiana after his victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January

Murray and his fiancee Christiana after his victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January

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Earlier this week, Murray shot a 68 under par in his opening round but was five over par in the second round as he exited the tournament.

Murray was a hot prospect, winning three consecutive Callaway Junior World Championships between 2006 and 2008. He made his first cut on the Korn Ferry Tour at just 16 and was the top-ranked golfer in his age group.

He then turned pro in 2015 and went on to win twice on the PGA Tour. His second and final title came in January at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Murray finished tied for 43rd at the PGA Championship last week and finished 51st at the 2024 Masters.



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