Grayson Murray, two-time PGA Tour winner, dead at 30

Murray's last PGA Tour win came during January's Sony Open in Hawaii where he won in a playoff. (Photo by Tim Heitman/Getty Images)

Murray’s last PGA Tour win came during January’s Sony Open in Hawaii where he won in a playoff. (Photo by Tim Heitman/Getty Images)

The PGA Tour announced on Saturday that golfer Grayson Murray died on Saturday morning. He was 30 years old.

“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,” said PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan 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.

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.

“The PGA TOUR has grief counselors available at both tournament sites, as well as virtually for those not in the field. I am en route to Ft. Worth and will share more information when we can.”

Murray was part of this week’s field at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas but withdrew during Friday’s second round citing an illness.

In January, Murray earned his second PGA Tour victory by winning the Sony Open in Hawaii in a playoff, snapping a six-year winless drought.

After a decorated amateur career, that included three Junior World Championships victories and becoming then the second-youngest golfer to make the cut on the Korn Ferry Tour at age 16, Murray won his first PGA Tour tournament as a rookie at the Barbasol Championship in July 2017.

This story will be updated.

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