American golf star dies at just 30

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Written By Maya Cantina

American professional golfer Grayson Murray has died aged just 30. Golf organization PGA Tour announced this on Saturday. Murray took part in the Charles Schwab Challenge, a tournament in Texas, on Thursday, but withdrew his further participation on Friday. Murray took his own life after withdrawing from the tournament, according to his parents’ announcement on Sunday.

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“We were devastated to hear that PGA Tour player Grayson Murray passed away this morning – and it breaks our hearts to share this news. I’m at a loss for words,” PGA Tour CEO Jay Monahan said in a statement. He expressed his deepest condolences to Murray’s parents, who asked him to continue with the tournament. “They insisted that this is what Grayson wanted,” Monahan said. “No matter how difficult it is for us, we will fulfill this wish.”

Murray won two PGA Tour tournaments during his career, most recently the Sony Open in Hawaii in January 2024. In the past, the 30-year-old had spoken publicly several times about alcohol problems and depression and has since retired from the PGA Tour.

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