Grayson Murray, Two-Time PGA Tour Winner Backed by Mizuno, Dies at 30

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Update: May 26, 2024

The family of the late golfer Grayson Murray revealed in a statement that he died by suicide.

“We have spent the last 24 hours trying to come to terms with the fact that our son is gone. It’s surreal that we not only have to admit it to ourselves, but that we also have to acknowledge it to the world. It’s a nightmare,” Eric and Terry Murray, the parents of Grayson Murray, said in a statement via the PGA Tour.

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

The family concluded the statement by asking for people to respect their privacy as they work through this tragedy, and to honor Grayson Murray by being kind to one another.

What We Reported on May 25, 2024

Grayson Murray, a two-time PGA Tour winner, has died. He was 30.

Multiple reports surfaced Saturday afternoon confirming the death of Murray, who withdrew from the 2024 Charles Schwab Challenge on Friday due to an illness. His passing was confirmed on Twitter by talent representation and sports marketing agency GSE Worldwide, as well as PGA Tour.

“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,” PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement via “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.”

Counselors will be available at the this week’s PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour events, the PGA Tour confirmed. Also, the PGA Tour said Monahan will attend the Charles Schwab Challenge and will share more information when it is available.

Murray was a Mizuno athlete, and in January won the 2024 Sony Open in Hawaii, his first event win as a brand ambassador.

Mizuno addressed Murray’s passing on social media. “We are beyond saddened to learn the news of Grayson Murray’s passing,” the brand wrote in a statement via Instagram. “Grayson has been a joy to work with and to be around since joining the Mizuno family this past year. The entire Mizuno Team will miss him greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with Grayson’s loved ones during this difficult time.”

Aside from winning the 2024 Sony Open, Murray, who turned pro in 2015, also won the 2017 Barbasol Championship. Prior to turning pro, he golfed for Wake Forest University, East Carolina University and Arizona State University.

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