Sudden death of 30-year-old Sony Open winner Grayson Murray!

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Double winner on the PGA Tour, the American Grayson Murray who played on the PGA Tour for 8 years suddenly died Saturday morning after withdrawing from the Charles Schwab Challenge at the end of the second round citing a health problem.

In a memo to members sent Saturday afternoon, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan confirmed the terrible news of the death of Grayson Murray : “ The PGA Tour is a family, and when you lose a family member, you are never the same. We can do nothing but mourn Grayson and pray for comfort for his loved ones.”

Monahan said that after a conversation with Murray’s parents, they expressed the wish that the Charles Schwab Challenge at the Colonial Country Club continues as their son Grayson, found dead this Saturday morning, would certainly have wanted. “As difficult as it may be, we want to respect their wishes.” Monahan explained.

Murray a strong character

Known for his temperament and his excesses, Grayson Murray, 30, had not won on the PGA Tour since 2017, the year of his debut on the great American circuit, before winning the Sony Open in the play-off earlier this year. year.

Murray had spoken openly about his battles with anxiety and depression. Mental challenges that he has been able to overcome in recent months thanks to detoxification to fight against his addiction to alcohol consumption.

After his victory in Waialae, Murray, who had in the past had several heated exchanges on social networks (with Kevin Na in particular) seemed calm. He had even spoken about his future with optimism since the announcement of his engagement with Christiana Ritchie, met in 2021.

Very promising in his youth, Murray seemed to have found a balance allowing him to succeed again at the highest level, as his two major cuts this year might suggest.

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