30-year-old Grayson Murray died by suicide a day after withdrawing from the PGA tournament

  • The professional golfer Grayson Murray, a two-time PGA Tour winner, died Saturday.
  • He withdrew from the PGA Tour’s Charles Schwab Challenge on Friday, citing an unspecified illness.
  • Murray died by suicide, according to a statement from his family.

The two-time PGA Tour winner Grayson Murray died Saturday, just a day after he withdrew from the tour’s Charles Schwab Challenge, the commissioner of the PGA Tour, Jay Monahan, announced in a statement.

His parents, Eric and Terry Murray, said in a statement through PGA Tour on Sunday that he died by suicide.

Murray was 30.

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

Just a day before his death, the tour announced on X that Murray withdrew from the Charles Schwab Challenge, citing an unspecified “illness.”

The PGA Tour described Murray as a “standout golfer” since his youth. He became the second youngest player to make the cut on the Korn Ferry Tour, which identifies players who can compete on the PGA Tour.

Murray won his first PGA Tour tournament in 2017, but his career was soon marred in part by his anxiety and alcohol use, the PGA Tour said.

In 2021, Murray, then 27, disclosed on social media that he was receiving treatment for his alcoholism, according to Golf Digest.

In January, Murray’s professional career turned around when he won his second PGA Tour at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

In an interview with the PGA Tour earlier this year following his second tour victory, Murray opened up about his addiction and said his life had drastically improved since he stopped drinking in April last year.

“It took me a long time to get to this point,” he said, adding: “I’m a different man now. I would not be in this position right now today if I didn’t put that drink down eight months ago.”

A PGA Tour spokesperson didn’t respond to a request for comment.

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