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How did PGA golfer Grayson Murray die?

The two-time PGA Tour winner passed away at just 30 years of age.

The two-time PGA Tour winner passed away at just 30 years of age.

Two-time PGA Tour winner Grayson Murray has died at age 30.

“We were devastated to learn – and are heartbroken to share – that PGA TOUR player Grayson Murray passed away this morning. I am at a loss for words,” PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan said. “The PGA TOUR is a family, and when you lose a member of your family, you are never the same. We mourn Grayson and pray for comfort for his loved ones.

I reached out to Grayson’s parents to offer our deepest condolences, and during that conversation, they asked that we continue with tournament play,” Commissioner Monahan continued. “They were adamant that Grayson would want us to do so. As difficult as it will be, we want to respect their wishes.”

How did Grayson Murray die?

The American withdrew late in his second round at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, on Friday citing an illness.

On Sunday, Murray’s parents Eric and Terry released a statement via the PGA Tour announcing their son had died by suicide on Saturday.

Eric and Terry Murray statement on Grayson Murray's death

"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.

Thank you."

Will the PGA Tour continue?

Mr Monahan said he had spoken to Murray’s parents to offer his condolences and they asked that the tournament continue, saying that they were “adamant that Grayson would want us to do so” before adding that “as difficult as it will be, we want to respect their wishes.”

Murray’s management company, GSE Worldwide, said in a statement: “Our heart aches for his family, his friends and all who loved him during this very difficult time.”