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US golfer Grayson Murray dies aged 30 after withdrawing from Charles Schwab Challenge

Grayson Murray
Grayson Murray pulled out of the Charles Schwab Challenge, citing illness (Picture: Getty)

US golf star Grayson Murray has died aged 30, the PGA Tour have confirmed.

The devastating news comes just 24 hours after Murray, a two-time PGA Tour winner, pulled out of the Charles Schwab Challenge during the second round of play.

After bogeying the 16th hole at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, it’s claimed Murray informed his playing partners of his decision to withdraw from the tournament, citing illness.

Murray won the second of his two PGA Tour titles at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January, a victory which took the North Carolina native to his highest ever ranking of 46.

‘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,’ 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.

‘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 counsellors 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.’

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Murray won Hawaii’s Sony Open in January (Picture: Getty)

In a heartfelt message on X, Luke Donald, Europe’s 2023 Ryder Cup captain, passed on his condolences to Murray’s loved ones and revealed the American had recently come to him for advice.

‘Truly devastating news that Grayson Murray has passed away,’ Donald wrote.

‘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.’

More to follow.

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