Grayson Murray's parents release statement, say son 'took his own life'

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The parents of golf pro Grayson Murray have released a statement following the sudden death of their son at the age of 30.

Murray's death was confirmed on Saturday (May 25) in a statement by PGA Tour officials - who confirmed that the 30-year-old had died earlier that morning.

"We were devastated to learn – and are heartbroken to share – that PGA TOUR player Grayson Murray passed away this morning," a statement from PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan read. "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."

Murray during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge. Credit: Tim Heitman / Getty

Now, Grayson's parents - Eric and Terry Murray - have issued a statement, confirming that their son died by suicide.

"We have spent the last 24 hours trying to come to terms with the fact that our son is gone," the statement read, per BBC News. "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.

"We have so many questions that have no answers. But one. Was Grayson loved? The answer is yes. By us, his brother Cameron, his sister Erica, all of his extended family, by his friends, by his fellow players and - it seems - by many of you who are reading this. He was loved and he will be missed."

Credit: Kevin C. Cox / Getty

"We would like to thank the PGA Tour and the entire world of golf for the outpouring of support," Murray's parents continued. "Life wasn't always easy for Grayson, and although he took his own life, we know he rests peacefully now.

"Please respect our privacy as we work through this incredible tragedy, and please honour Grayson by being kind to one another. If that becomes his legacy, we could ask for nothing else."

Murray - a two-time PGA Tour winner - had long been open about his struggles.

Back in January, he revealed he had been sober for eight months following battles with alcoholism and mental health struggles.

Murray also announced on social media back in 2021 that he had started receiving treatment for alcohol addiction.

Murray sadly "took his own life" according to his parents. Credit: Alex Slitz / Stringer / Getty

But prior to his death, Murray was engaged to be married, had embraced Christianity, and had been appointed to the 16-member Player Advisory Council.

U.S. Open champion and Murray's friend of 20 years Webb Simpson also spoke out about the huge loss.

Speaking about Murray's Christian faith, Webb said: "He has really explored his faith over the years, and it seems like the last six months to eight months, he had really started committing his life to Christ and trying to honor Christ with his life.

"It definitely seemed like there was more of a lightness to him in a good way over these past few months when I would see him."

Another golfer to reference Murray's personal battles was Peter Malnati, who broke down in tears during an interview with CBS Sports' Amanda Balionis.


"You know, we're so competitive, so competitive out here - we all want to beat each other," Malnati said. "And then something like happens and you realize that we're all just humans.

"This is just a really, really hard day, because you look at Grayson and you see in him someone who has visibly and outwardly struggled in the past - and he's been open about it.

"And you see him kinda get his life back to a place where he's feeling good about things... It's just so sad.

"I was with him yesterday and he was playing great - his game is so good, he's so good at golf."

Our thoughts continue to go out to Murray's family, friends, and fans at this time.

Remember, if you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or visit 988lifeline.org.
Featured image credit: Alex Slitz / Stringer / Getty

Grayson Murray's parents release statement, say son 'took his own life'

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By stefan armitage

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Remember, if you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or visit 988lifeline.org.

The parents of golf pro Grayson Murray have released a statement following the sudden death of their son at the age of 30.

Murray's death was confirmed on Saturday (May 25) in a statement by PGA Tour officials - who confirmed that the 30-year-old had died earlier that morning.

"We were devastated to learn – and are heartbroken to share – that PGA TOUR player Grayson Murray passed away this morning," a statement from PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan read. "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."

Murray during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge. Credit: Tim Heitman / Getty

Now, Grayson's parents - Eric and Terry Murray - have issued a statement, confirming that their son died by suicide.

"We have spent the last 24 hours trying to come to terms with the fact that our son is gone," the statement read, per BBC News. "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.

"We have so many questions that have no answers. But one. Was Grayson loved? The answer is yes. By us, his brother Cameron, his sister Erica, all of his extended family, by his friends, by his fellow players and - it seems - by many of you who are reading this. He was loved and he will be missed."

Credit: Kevin C. Cox / Getty

"We would like to thank the PGA Tour and the entire world of golf for the outpouring of support," Murray's parents continued. "Life wasn't always easy for Grayson, and although he took his own life, we know he rests peacefully now.

"Please respect our privacy as we work through this incredible tragedy, and please honour Grayson by being kind to one another. If that becomes his legacy, we could ask for nothing else."

Murray - a two-time PGA Tour winner - had long been open about his struggles.

Back in January, he revealed he had been sober for eight months following battles with alcoholism and mental health struggles.

Murray also announced on social media back in 2021 that he had started receiving treatment for alcohol addiction.

Murray sadly "took his own life" according to his parents. Credit: Alex Slitz / Stringer / Getty

But prior to his death, Murray was engaged to be married, had embraced Christianity, and had been appointed to the 16-member Player Advisory Council.

U.S. Open champion and Murray's friend of 20 years Webb Simpson also spoke out about the huge loss.

Speaking about Murray's Christian faith, Webb said: "He has really explored his faith over the years, and it seems like the last six months to eight months, he had really started committing his life to Christ and trying to honor Christ with his life.

"It definitely seemed like there was more of a lightness to him in a good way over these past few months when I would see him."

Another golfer to reference Murray's personal battles was Peter Malnati, who broke down in tears during an interview with CBS Sports' Amanda Balionis.


"You know, we're so competitive, so competitive out here - we all want to beat each other," Malnati said. "And then something like happens and you realize that we're all just humans.

"This is just a really, really hard day, because you look at Grayson and you see in him someone who has visibly and outwardly struggled in the past - and he's been open about it.

"And you see him kinda get his life back to a place where he's feeling good about things... It's just so sad.

"I was with him yesterday and he was playing great - his game is so good, he's so good at golf."

Our thoughts continue to go out to Murray's family, friends, and fans at this time.

Remember, if you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or visit 988lifeline.org.
Featured image credit: Alex Slitz / Stringer / Getty