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Published on May 29, 2024
Palm Beach Gardens Golf Community in Mourning as PGA Tour Pro Grayson Murray Found Deceased by SuicideSource: Unsplash/ Mike Labrum

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The golf community in Palm Beach Gardens is mourning one of their own after PGA Tour pro Grayson Murray, 30, was found deceased by suicide in his home this past weekend, a tragic end to a young and turbulent career. Official statements have confirmed that the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department is looking into the details surrounding Murray's death, emphasizing there was no foul play and assuring the public is not in danger.

According to CBS12, police reported Murray's body was discovered on Saturday at about 11 a.m. inside a residence, he had moved to the Palm Beach Gardens area with fiancée, Christiana Ritchie and only the day before his passing, Murray had withdrawn from a professional golf event in Texas, setting a grim stage for the subsequent news of his suicide.

Murray's struggles were not a secret, in 2021 he openly criticized the PGA Tour on social platforms for what he felt was a lack of support through his challenges with alcoholism and mental health issues. In a heartfelt statement, the golfer's parents Eric and Terry Murray said, "We would like to thank the PGA Tour and the entire world of golf for the outpouring of support," reported by The Palm Beach Post. "Life wasn't always easy for Grayson, and although he took his own life, we know he rests peacefully now."

Remembrances flowed from colleagues and friends, speaking to his character beyond the fairways, Kurt Thompson, General Manager of Dye Preserve, told The Palm Beach Post, "Grayson was very forthcoming about his past challenges and his desire to turn a new leaf, he seemed so happy and excited with the path he was on," he said adding how Murray prioritized connecting with club members and staff, his kindness and generosity apparent in every interaction at the club. As the golf world comes to terms with the loss, the community underscores the importance of mental health and reaching out for help when needed, anyone struggling with suicidal thoughts or domestic violence can seek immediate assistance through Palm Beach County Victim Services at 561-833-7273 or the 24-hour Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.