Cause of 30-Year-Old Golfer Grayson Murray's Death Revealed: 'It's a Nightmare'

Cause of 30-Year-Old Golfer Grayson Murray's Death Revealed: 'It's a Nightmare'

The golf world is in mourning after the passing of professional golfer Grayson Murray on Saturday.

Initially, details were scarce, but more information has since been revealed about this tragic situation.

When news of Murray’s death first broke, there were no explanations for why the seemingly healthy golfer died so suddenly.

Today, Murray’s family provided more details about the PGA pro, including the cause of death.

In a statement shared by the PGA Tour, Murray's parents, Eric and Terry Murray, disclosed that their son had taken his own life.

“We have spent the last 24 hours trying to come to terms with the fact that our son is gone,” the parents wrote. “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.

“We have so many questions that have no answers.

“But one.

“Was Grayson loved? The answer is yes. By us, his brother Cameron, his sister Erica, all of his extended family, by his friends, by his fellow players and – it seems – by many of you who are reading this. He was loved and he will be missed.

“We would like to thank the PGA TOUR and the entire world of golf for the outpouring of support. Life wasn’t always easy for Grayson, and although he took his own life, we know he rests peacefully now.

“Please respect our privacy as we work through this incredible tragedy, and please honor Grayson by being kind to one another. If that becomes his legacy, we could ask for nothing else.”

The statement did not provide any further details on how Murray had taken his own life.

According to ESPN, Murray withdrew from the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, on Friday.

At the time, the Tour had attributed the withdrawal to an undisclosed illness.

Murray had previously disclosed his struggles with alcohol.

As ESPN noted, Murray credited a marked improvement in his golf performance to giving up alcohol.

“It took me a long time to get to this point,” Murray said in January after winning the Sony Open in Hawaii. “That was seven years ago, over seven years ago. I’m a different man now. I would not be in this position right now today if I didn’t put that drink down eight months ago.”

On Sunday, Murray’s peers on the PGA Tour honored him by wearing a black ribbon — a nod to Murray’s beloved Carolina Hurricanes.

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