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Ex-PGA Tour Champion Struggled with Alcohol and Depression for Years Before Suicide: News: Enstarz

By Vaseline May27,2024

Professional golfer Grayson Murray has died by suicide, his parents confirmed on Sunday. He was 30.

In a statement released on the PGA Tour, Eric and Terry Murray said their son had committed suicide and he will be missed.

“We have spent the last 24 hours trying to come to terms with the fact that our son is no longer here. It’s surreal that not only do we have to admit it to ourselves, but we have to admit it to the world. It’s a nightmare,” the statement read.

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

The family asked for privacy as they grieved and dealt with their loss. They also called on people to be ‘kind to each other’.

“If that is going to be his legacy, we couldn’t ask for anything else,” Eric and Terry added.

Murray’s death came just days after he withdrew from the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas on May 24, People reported.

He had competed for two rounds before deciding to withdraw from the competition.

Grayson Murray of the United States hits a tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club on May 23, 2024 in Fort Worth, Texas.
(Photo: Tim Heitman/Getty Images)

In January, Murray won the Sony Open – his second PGA Tour title.

The 30-year-old golfer struggled with alcoholism and depression, but was sober for eight months during the competition earlier this year.

“I drank during tournament weeks. It was my outlet. I thought I was invincible when I came out here as a 22-year-old, won as a rookie and played hungover for three days when I won,” he said during his victory. Reported monthly.

He also went to rehab, rediscovered Christianity and got engaged to his fiancée, Christiana Ritchie.

“My story isn’t finished yet. I think it’s just beginning,” Murray told ESPN at the time.

“I hope that in the future I can inspire many people who have their own problems.”

Grayson Murray of the United States poses with the trophy after winning the Sony Open in Hawaii on the first play-off hole at Waialae Country Club on January 14, 2024 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
(Photo: Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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In a statement, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said the golf world mourns the death of his family member.

“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,” Monahan said.

Players will wear black and red pins during the tournament to honor the legacy of Grayson Murray.

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