PGA Tour Winner Grayson Murray Dead At 30

By Jason Hall

May 25, 2024

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Golfer Grayson Murray, who won his second PGA Tour title during the Sony Open in Hawaii earlier this year, has died at the age of 30, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan confirmed.

"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 via PGATour.com. “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.

“I reached out to Grayson’s parents to offer our deepest condolences, and during that conversation, they asked that we continue with tournament play,” Commissioner Monahan continued. “They were adamant that Grayson would want us to do so. As difficult as it will be, we want to respect their wishes.”

Murray's death came one day after he withdrew from the 2024 Charles Schwab Challenge during the second round on Friday (May 24), citing an illness. The North Carolina native was a standout amateur golfer, winning three consecutive Callaway Junior World Championships between 2006 and 2008, ranking as the top player in his age group at the time and making his first cut on the Korn Ferry Tour at the age of 16, becoming the second-youngest player to ever accomplish the feat.

Murray opened the 2024 PGA season with a playoff victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii, sinking a 40-foot birdie putt to defeat Byeong Hun An and Keegan Bradley.

"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 on Saturday (May 25) via PGATour.com. “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.

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