Parents Confirm Suicide of Golfer Grayson Murray

( – The family of 30-year-old Grayson Murray revealed in a statement that the PGA Tour golfer “took his own life” on May 25, just two days after he pulled out of the Charles Schwab Challenge on May 24, citing an illness.

The PGA Tour’s official account on X, formerly Twitter, shared the devastating statement for the family. The statement said that although they did not know why he took his life, they knew that he was loved by many. The family thanked the PGA Tour for its support amid the tragedy and wrote that regardless of how he died, “he rests peacefully now.”

Murray was not shy about discussing his mental health issues and battle with alcoholism. After winning the PGA Tour’s Sony Open in January, he spoke candidly about the various times that he wanted to “give up.” He began his golf career at a young age and made the Korn Ferry Tour at 16 years old. He won the Junior World Championships three years in a row and was ranked 46th in the world. In 2013, he played as an amateur in the U.S. Open. He qualified for the PGA Tour in 2017 and won its Barbasol Championship that year.

In 2022, he withdrew from the Butterfield Bermuda Championship after he suffered major injuries during a scooter crash on the island. He was engaged to Christiana Ritchie, an associate asset manager who worked in Miami. The couple shared a home in Jupiter, Florida, where Murray’s body was found. They met in 2021 at a golf tournament in Palm Springs and dated until Murray proposed in December of last year. Both were outspoken about their Christianity. After his PGA Tour victory in January, he revealed that he had been sober for eight months. His body was found inside his Land Rover after he left it running inside his garage. His cause of death is suspected to be carbon monoxide poisoning.

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