Grayson Murray, 2-Time PGA Tour Winner, Cause of Death at 30 Confirmed

Murray competes during the third round of the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on May 18, 2024, in Louisville, Ky.

Professional golfer Grayson Murray died on Saturday, May 25, the PGA Tour announced. He was 30.

The two-time PGA Tour winner was scheduled to play in the Charles Schwab Challenge over the Memorial Day weekend but withdrew from competition on May 24 due to an unspecified illness, ESPN reported. The next day, the PGA Tour released a statement announcing the athlete’s death. Murray's parents announced on Sunday, May 26 that their son had died by suicide.

"We were devastated to learn—and are heartbroken to share—that PGA TOUR player Grayson Murray passed away this morning,” PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said Saturday, adding that he was “at a loss for words.”

“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 added.

After speaking with Murray’s parents, Monahan said it was decided that the weekend’s tournament would continue as scheduled.

“They were adamant that Grayson would want us to do so,” Monahan explained. "As difficult as it will be, we want to respect their wishes.”

Murray was born in Raleigh, N.C., on Oct. 1, 1993. He attended Arizona State University before going pro in 2015. His first PGA Tour win came two years later when he won the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky. His second PGA Tour victory occurred earlier his year when he won the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Several people in the golfing community shared heartbroken condolence messages for Murray’s family upon hearing the news of his death.

“Truly devastating news that Grayson Murray has passed away,” English pro golfer Luke Donald wrote on X, formerly Twitter. “He asked me for some advice on how to play Augusta a few months ago, last week I saw him at the PGA Championship, life truly is precious. My condolences and prayers to his whole family that they may find some peace .”

Golf Channel host George Savaricas, who shared Monahan’s statement on X, wrote that he was “gutted” by the news.

Murray “was the absolute best,” according to a statement his caddie, Jay Green, shared with “Not only was he an incredible, thoughtful and generous boss, he was an even better friend,” Green said, adding that Murray “truly would do anything for anyone.”

“He has the best family, and my heart goes out to them,” Green’s statement continued. “We will all miss him deeply.”

The PGA Tour has encouraged anyone experiencing a mental health crisis to contact the national suicide and crisis lifeline in the U.S. by dialing 9-8-8 or by visiting

This article was updated on Sunday, May 26 with information regarding Murray's cause of death.

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