Grayson Murray's family releases statement after 30-year-old golfer's death

Murray withdrew from the Charles Schwab Cup Challenge on Friday and died on Saturday

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Grayson Murray hits from the fairway on the 10th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Valhalla Golf Club, Thursday, May 16, 2024, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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The family of Grayson Murray, the 30-year-old PGA golfer who died on Saturday, released a statement through the PGA on Sunday.

“We have spent the last 24 hours trying to come to terms with the fact that our son is gone,” Murray’s parents said in the statement. “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.”

On Friday, Murray withdrew from this weekend’s Charles Schwab Cup Challenge tournament. PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said he spoke with Murray's parents to offer condolences, and they asked that the tournament continue. He also said that grief counselors would be available for both PGA and Korn Ferry tour golfers.

Murray was a two-time PGA tour champion. He won his first tournament at the Barbasol Championship in 2017. Murray also won the Sony Open this year.

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