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2-time PGA TOUR winner Grayson Murray dies at 30

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Professional golfer Grayson Murray died at the age of 30 on Saturday, the PGA TOUR announced.

His parents issued a statement through the PGA TOUR on Sunday that confirmed Murray died by suicide.

"Although he took his own life, we know he rests peacefully now," the statement reads.

Murray was in the field for this week's Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial but withdrew from the event on Friday, citing an illness.

"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," commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement. "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 continued, "I reached out to Grayson's parents to offer our deepest condolences, and during that conversation, they asked that we continue with tournament play. They were adamant that Grayson would want us to do so. As difficult as it will be, we want to respect their wishes."

Murray won twice on the PGA TOUR - at the 2017 Barbasol Championship and the 2024 Sony Open in Hawaii. He also collected three victories on the Korn Ferry Tour.

He won three straight Junior World Championships from 2006-08, became the second-youngest player to make a cut on the Korn Ferry Tour at age 16, and competed at the 2013 U.S. Open as a 19-year-old amateur.

The Raleigh, North Carolina, native played college golf at Wake Forest, East Carolina, and Arizona State.

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