PGA confirmed the death of golfer Grayson Murray at the age of 30 – La Opinion

PGA confirmed the death of golfer Grayson Murray at the age of 30 – La Opinion


The world of golf and sports in the United States is in mourning after the surprising death of Grayson Murray at the age of 30 was announced, as revealed in a statement by the PGA Tour which did not specify the causes of the American golfer’s loss.

The commissioner of the PGA Tour, Jay Monahan, spoke about the unfortunate news that took him by surprise taking into account that Grayson Murray was recently participating in a championship tournament, the Charles Schwab Challenge that takes place in Texas.

“We are devastated to learn that PGA player Grayson Murray passed away this morning (Saturday). I have no words. The PGA is a family, and when you lose a member of your family, nothing is the same.”commented the highest authority of the prestigious golf circuit.

The statement published on the official Instagram account of the PGA Tour, as well as on its other social networks about the surprising death of American golfer Grayson Murray this Saturday.

Grayson Murray began his journey in the Charles Schwab Challenge last Thursday and a day later he withdrew from the tournament after accumulating three over par. The American had been champion twice on the PGA Tour: the Barbasol Championship in 2017 and the Sony Open in Hawaii last January.

After that last victory in which he made a 40-foot birdie on the first playoff hole to beat Byeong Hun An and Keegan Bradley, Grayson Murray reached the number 46 position on the PGA tour, the highest of his career , in the Official World Golf Ranking.

“I spoke with Grayson’s parents to offer our condolences and in the conversation, they asked me to continue with the tournament. They were convinced that Grayson would want it to be that way. As difficult as it may be, we want to respect his wishes.”Jay Monaham added in the statement.

American golfer Grayson Murray during a moment of the final round at the Quail Hollow Club championship that took place in Charlotte in 2017.
American golfer Grayson Murray during a moment of the final round at the Quail Hollow Club championship that took place in Charlotte in 2017.
Credit: ERIK S. LESSER | EFE

Who is Grayson Murray?

Born on October 1, 1993 in Raleigh, North Carolina, Grayson Murray showed his skills in the world of golf from an early age, winning three Callaway World Junior Championships in a row (2006 to 2008), becoming one of the best players in the world. the category.

According to a report from the PGA Tour, Murray became only the second youngest golfer to make the first cut on the Korn Ferry Tour, at just 16 years old, and then completed a successful stage at East Carolina University and Arizona State University.

After several successes, he managed, in the 2016-2017 season, to enter the PGA circuit full-time, achieving his first title that same season. A few years later he also starred in controversial moments in his career, highlighting his problem with alcohol, and more recently he managed to get back on the sporting path, winning his second title in Hawaii at the beginning of this year.

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