Grayson Murray died by suicide, his parents reveal one day after the PGA star’s shocking death

Grayson Murray died by suicide, his parents reveal one day after the PGA star's shocking death
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Golfer Grayson Mur­ray died by sui­cide, his par­ents have revealed in a state­ment. Mur­ray, a two-time win­ner on the PGA Tour, died at the age of 30 – 24 hours after he with­drew towards the end of his sec­ond round the Charles Schwab Chal­lenge in Texas. He had told his play­ing part­ners he was feel­ing unwell.

‘Life was­n’t always easy for Grayson, and although he took his own life, we know he rests peace­ful­ly now,’ read the state­ment from his par­ents released by the PGA on Sunday. 

‘We have spent the last 24 hours try­ing to come to terms with the fact that our son is gone,’ Eric and Ter­ry Mur­ray’s state­ment began. ‘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.’

Ear­li­er, PGA Com­mis­sion­er Jay Mon­a­han revealed how Mur­ray inspired the tour to improve its men­tal health pro­grams before his trag­ic death. 

Mur­ray was open about his strug­gles with alco­hol and men­tal health, once say­ing: ‘I’m not ashamed that I go through depres­sion and anxiety.’

Back in 2021, how­ev­er, he called out the Tour for not help­ing him dur­ing his dark days. The Tweet, which was lat­er delet­ed, read: 

‘No the PGA Tour didn’t force me to drink. But the PGA Tour nev­er gave me help. ‘In my 5 years of expe­ri­ence of being on tour not once have I ever had a request been acknowl­edged by the com­mis­sion­er or the PAC (Play­er Advi­so­ry Coun­cil) oth­er than “We will get back to you”.

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