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PGA golfer Grayson Murray dies at age 30

Grayson Murray holds the trophy after winning the Sony Open golf event, in Honolulu, Jan. 14. AP-Yonhap

PGA Tour member Grayson Murray died at age 30, commissioner Jay Monahan announced Saturday, one day after Murray withdrew from the Charles Schwab Challenge at Fort Worth, Texas.No cause of death was given.Murray withdrew late in Friday’s second round citing illness.”We were devastated to learn — and are heartbroken to share — that PGA TOUR player Grayson Murray passed away this morning. I am at a loss for words,” Monahan said in a statement Saturday.”The PGA TOUR is a family, and when you lose a member of your family, you are never the same. We mourn Grayson and pray for comfort for his loved ones.”Monahan said he reached out to Murray’s family to offer condolences and his parents requested that this weekend’s tournament continue as scheduled.”The PGA TOUR has grief counselors available at both tournament sites, as well as virtually for those not in the field,” Monahan said. “I am en route to Ft. Worth and will share more information when we can.”Murray shot a 68 in Thursday’s opening round at Colonial Country Club. He played 16 holes on Friday before he withdrew.Murray won this year’s Sony Open in January at Honolulu. It was his second career victory after coming out on top at the Barbasol Championship in 2017 at Nicholasville, Ky.

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler was among the players stunned to learn about Murray’s death.”Obviously the news hasn’t really sunk in quite yet, but I’m thinking about his family and praying hard for all of them,” Scheffler said after completing the third round. “I can’t imagine how difficult of a time this is. I got to know Grayson a bit better over the last six months or so and, yeah, really just, there’s not really a way to put into words how sad and tragic it is, but I’m thinking about his family.”Webb Simpson said he knew Murray for more than 20 years.”I think I first met Grayson at my home club when Grayson was probably 8 years old, maybe 9,” Simpson recalled. “He was the first winner of the Webb Simpson Challenge Junior Tournament that I’ve had for 14 years. So, when you hear news like that over the phone you don’t think it’s real at first, and you know, you hear the emotion coming from our swing coach and then you realize it’s real.”But I know that his mom was with him during the Wells Fargo Championship (earlier this month) and I think they were hanging out together, and I loved those two days we got together. So I’m super thankful for getting some good time with him before the bad news of 온라인카지노 today.”

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