PGA Tour Golfer Dies at 30 After Sudden Withdrawal From Tour

After returning to his Palm Beach Gardens house last weekend, PGA Tour golfer Grayson Murray allegedly committed suicide, according to the Palm Beach Gardens police.

Authorities in Palm Beach Gardens are still looking into Saturday’s discovery of Murray’s lifeless body, which happened at about 11 a.m.

At the age of 30, Murray, who has a history of anxiety, depression, and alcohol abuse, succumbed to his demons.

According to the police, the preliminary investigation does not reveal signs of foul play, and the public does not seem to be in danger. Authorities have said that, while the investigation is ongoing, no other details will be disclosed.

Christiana Ritchie, his fiance, and Murray, who had won twice on the PGA Tour, had relocated to Florida together.

Murray suddenly withdrew from the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, without explanation other than “illness” the day before he passed away. 

In a statement sent on Sunday by the Murray family, the PGA Tour confirmed that the player had taken his own life the previous Saturday. 

The athlete, who was 30 years old, passed away due to carbon monoxide poisoning. His three-story townhouse in Florida is reportedly where he left his Land Rover running. 

He retreated upstairs as toxic vapors from his car poured into his house. At around 12:30 a.m. local time, a neighbor heard continuous motor revving and went outside to check. He couldn’t have known it was his neighbor killing himself.

Murray played golf at Wake Forest, East Carolina, and Arizona State before becoming a pro. He grew up in Raleigh, NC.

After struggling with drinking and mental health issues, Murray took to social media in 2021 to criticize the PGA Tour, claiming they hadn’t provided him with adequate help.

Following his victory at the Sony Open in January, Murray made notice of the fact that he had been clean for eight months.

The golfer had just proposed to Christiana Ritchie in December. They met at the 2021 American Express event and quickly became close friends because of their religious beliefs and passion for golf.