Grayson Murray, 30, Passes After PGA Exit

( – Grayson Murray, the 30-year-old PGA Tour golfer, tragically died from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. He reportedly left his Land Rover running in the garage of his Palm Beach Gardens townhouse, which filled the three-story property with toxic fumes. This happened just a day after he withdrew from the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas on May 25th.

A neighbor, concerned about the prolonged revving sound from Murray’s car around 12:30 am, went to check but found the noise had stopped. Later, the blare of a carbon monoxide alarm led to a police call at 10:49 am. Murray was found deceased in the upstairs master bedroom. His family confirmed the death was a suicide.

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department is investigating but found no signs of foul play. The police statement mentioned that Murray’s body was discovered around 11:00 am on May 25, 2024.

Murray had openly battled alcohol and mental health issues. His parents, Eric and Terry Murray, expressed their grief in a statement, acknowledging the nightmare of their son dying. They described their struggle to accept the loss and shared their son’s troubled past with depression and alcoholism.

Despite his challenges, Murray had recently turned his life around. He got sober, requalified for the PGA Tour, and won the Sony Open in January, his first victory in seven years. Murray credited his family and fiancée, Christiana Ritchie, for his career resurgence. He expressed gratitude for their support and love.

Murray was a promising talent, winning three consecutive Callaway Junior World Championships from 2006 to 2008. He turned professional in 2015 and won twice on the PGA Tour, with his first title at the 2017 Barbasol Championship.

Before his death, Murray had spoken about his mental health struggles, acknowledging the support of his family. He encouraged acceptance of mental health issues, stating that it is okay to not be okay.

PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan expressed his sorrow over Murray’s death. Murray’s caddie, Jay Green, also paid tribute, calling him an incredible, thoughtful, and generous friend.

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