Grayson Murray’s family confirms his death as a suicide, according to a released statement

Grayson Murray’s parents have confirmed that the two-time PGA Tour winner “took his own life” on Saturday morning.

“We are still trying to come to terms with the fact that our son is no longer with us. It feels surreal to not only admit it to ourselves, but also to share it with the world. It’s like living a never-ending nightmare,” expressed Eric and Terry Murray, the grieving parents of Grayson, in a statement released through the Tour on Sunday morning. They further added, “We have countless unanswered questions, but there is one thing we are certain of – Grayson was loved. He was cherished by us, his brother Cameron, his sister Erica, his extended family, his friends, his fellow players, and it appears, by many of you who are reading this.”

“We are grateful to the PGA Tour and the entire golf community for the overwhelming support we have received. Grayson faced his fair share of challenges in life, and while he tragically chose to end his own life, we find solace in knowing that he is now at peace.”

According to the Tour, Murray, who is 30 years old, had to withdraw from this week’s Charles Schwab Challenge on Friday due to an illness.

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan expressed his deep sorrow in a statement, stating that he was at a loss for words. He emphasized the strong sense of community within the PGA Tour, referring to it as a family. Monahan acknowledged the profound impact of losing a member of this close-knit family, noting that it forever changes the dynamic. He extended his heartfelt condolences to Grayson’s loved ones and expressed a sincere desire for them to find comfort during this difficult time.

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According to Monahan, Murray’s parents have requested that the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, proceeds as planned. In response, the Tour has made arrangements to have grief counselors available at Colonial and the upcoming Korn Ferry Tour event.

In January, Murray, who had faced challenges with alcohol and mental health in the past, shared that he had been sober for eight months and was happily engaged after winning the Sony Open.

“Achieving success requires a tremendous amount of effort and determination. It’s not a smooth journey; there were many moments when I felt like giving up on myself, on golf, and even on life,” Murray expressed during the Sony Open. “But I chose to push through and persevere. And when I reached a point of exhaustion, I learned to seek support from others who were willing to fight on my behalf. That’s exactly what happened.”

Murray, who joined the Player Advisory Council earlier this year, also clinched victory at the 2017 Barbasol Championship.

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