Grayson Murray’s Family Comments On His Death: Know More Here

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In a statement released on Sunday by the PGA Tour, the family of Grayson Murray, the troubled 30-year-old player who passed away early on Saturday, acknowledged that the 30-year-old had committed suicide.

His parents, Eric and Terry Murray expressed their gratitude to the Tour and other people for their support following his passing in a statement.

Murray, a two-time champion on the PGA Tour, struggled with depression and alcoholism. He had participated in the Colonial Country Club’s Charles Schwab Challenge this week, scoring a 68 in the opening round, but he withdrew with two holes remaining in his second round.

This was the statement from his family:

“We have spent the last 24 hours trying to come to terms with the fact that our son is gone. It’s surreal that we not only have to admit it to ourselves but that we also have to acknowledge it to the world. It’s a nightmare.

“We have so many questions that have no answers.

“But one.

“Was Grayson loved? The answer is yes. By us, his brother Cameron, his sister Erica, all of his extended family, by his friends, by his fellow players and — it seems — by many of you who are reading this. He was loved and he will be missed.

“We would like to thank the PGA Tour and the entire world of golf for the outpouring of support. Life wasn’t always easy for Grayson, and although he took his own life, we know he rests peacefully now.

“Please respect our privacy as we work through this incredible tragedy, and please honor Grayson by being kind to one another. If that becomes his legacy, we could ask for nothing else.”

He studied at Wake Forest, East Carolina, and Arizona State Universities before going on to win the Hawaii 2024 Sony Open and the 2017 Barbasol Championship.

Commissioner of the PGA Tour Jay Monahan discussed with Murray on Saturday how the Tour could better assist players who are coping with mental health concerns.

“Over the last several years, I spent a lot of time with him because I wanted to understand what we could do in his estimation, in his opinion, to help everybody else out here,” Monahan said at Colonial Country Club on Saturday after flying in from the Tour’s headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. “We’ve made several advancements along those lines and, you know, it’s become a real point of focus and emphasis. We’re proud of the programs we have in place to support our players, to support everybody out here.”

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