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Parents Confirm: Grayson Murray who died aged 30 took his own life

GolfMay 27, 20:27
In a heartbreaking turn of events, PGA Tour golfer Grayson Murray has died at the age of 30.
His parents, Eric and Terry Murray, confirmed in a statement that their son took his own life, emphasizing the importance of kindness and support for one another during such difficult times.
"Life wasn't always easy for Grayson," they said. "Although he took his own life, we know he rests peacefully now."
Grayson's passing came just a day after he withdrew from the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, citing illness. The loss has left his family and the golfing community in deep mourning.
"Losing Grayson is a nightmare, and we have so many questions that have no answers," his parents shared. "But one thing we do know is that Grayson was loved. He was cherished by us, his brother Cameron, his sister Erica, his extended family, friends, and fellow players."
Eric and Terry expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support from the PGA Tour and the global golf community.
They urged everyone to honor Grayson by being kind to one another, hoping that this could become his lasting legacy.
Murray's struggles with anxiety, depression, and alcohol abuse were well-documented. In January, he openly discussed his mental health battles and his journey to sobriety.
His victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii earlier this year was a testament to his resilience and determination.
"It's not easy... I wanted to give up a lot of times," Murray had said. "When you get tired of fighting, let someone else fight for you and that's what happened."
Tributes have poured in from the golfing world. World number one Scottie Scheffler expressed his condolences, saying, "I'm thinking about his family and praying hard for all of them. I can't imagine how difficult of a time this is."
Murray's caddie, Jay Green, remembered him as an exceptional person and friend. "Not only was he an incredible, thoughtful, and generous boss, he was an even better friend. He truly would do anything for anyone."
English golfer Luke Donald and fellow PGA star Justin Rose also shared heartfelt messages, underscoring the profound impact Grayson had on those around him.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan, who announced Murray's death, highlighted the golfer's openness and willingness to help others. "I learned an awful lot from him. He was very open and transparent with me."
Murray's career was marked by notable achievements, including his first PGA Tour win at the Barbasol Championship in 2017 and his recent victory in Hawaii. His talent and spirit will be deeply missed in the golfing community.
As the world mourns the loss of Grayson Murray, his parents' plea for kindness resonates strongly.
The legacy of compassion and understanding they hope to create in his memory serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of supporting those facing their own battles.
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