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Grayson Murray dead aged 30: Golf star and two-time PGA Tour winner dies hours after withdrawing from tournament

GOLF star and two-time PGA champion Grayson Murray has died at the age of 30.

The American golfer had pulled out of this weeks PGA Charles Schwab Challenge just a day before his death was announced.

Grayson Murray, 30-year-old golf pro, has died

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said he was “lost for words” to learn the pro had died on Saturday morning.

He said: “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.

“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.”

In July 2017 Murray won the Barbasol Championship in his first PGA tour victory.

Then in January of this year he earned his second – winning the Sony Open in Hawaii.

The North Carolina native, who began his professional golfing career in 2015, had also competed in the Masters Tournament this year, the US open in 2022 and The Open Championship.

He first took part in the US Open as an amateur in 2013.

Murray’s cause of death is not yet known.

Monahan added: “I reached out to Grayson’s parents to offer our deepest condolences, and during that conversation, they asked that we continue with tournament play.

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

“The PGA Tour has grief counselors available at both tournament sites (this week’s PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour events), as well as virtually for those not in the field.

“I am en route to Ft. Worth and will share more information when we can.”

Golfer Luke Donald also paid tribute to the 30-year-old, writing: “Truly devastating news that Grayson Murray has passed away.

“He asked me for some advice on how to play Augusta a few months ago, last week I saw him at the PGA Championship, life truly is precious.

“My condolences and prayers to his whole family that they may find some peace.”

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