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PGA Tour Pro Grayson Murray dies at 30 – Golf News

American golfer Grayson Murray, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, has died at the age of 30.

Murray’s death was announced by the PGA Tour a day after he withdrew in the second round of the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas.

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement: “We are saddened to learn – and saddened to share – that PGA Tour player Grayson Murray passed away this morning. I am at a loss for words.

“The PGA Tour is a family and when you lose a member of your family, you’re not the same. We mourn for Grayson and pray for comfort for his loved ones.”

Murray won the Sony Open in Hawaii in January, earning his first PGA Tour success at the 2017 Barbasol Championship in Kentucky.

Grayson Murray and fiancee, Christiana, at the Sony Open in Hawaii


He withdrew from the ongoing Charles Schwab Challenge on Friday after completing 16 holes and reportedly told his teammates that he was not feeling well.

Commissioner Monahan said the tournament to be held at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth will continue, with grief counselors present at the venue.

“I reached out to Grayson’s parents to express my condolences and in that conversation they asked us to continue with the championship game,” he said.

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

English golfer Luke Donald was among those who paid tribute to Murray.

Donald wrote on X: “Really sad news that Grayson Murray has passed away.

“He asked me for advice on how to play Augusta a few months ago, last week I saw him at the PGA Championship, life is really precious. My condolences and prayers to his entire family for peace.”

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