Grayson Murray

Grayson Murray

30-Year-Old Golfer
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2024 Fantasy Outlook
Murray made the cut in just five of 13 outings on the PGA Tour during the 2022-23 season, but he got the job done at the Korn Ferry Tour level with wins at the AdventHealth Championship and the Simmons Bank Open to secure his card for 2024. The 30-year-old hasn't posted a top-100 finish in the FedExCup standings since 2016-17, though he also dealt with numerous injuries over the past few years. Read Past Outlooks
Passes away Saturday
Illness
May 25, 2024
Murray passed away Saturday morning, the PGA Tour announced.
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Commissioner Jay Monahan offered the following, "We are devastated to learn, and heartbroken to share, that PGA Tour player Grayson Murray passed away this morning. I am at a loss for words." Monahan went onto say, "I reached out to Grayson's parents to offer our deepest condolences, and during that conversation, they asked that we continue with tournament play. There were adamant that Grayson would want us to do so. As difficult as it will be, we want to respect their wishes." There have been no details released as to the cause of death. Murray did withdraw from the Charles Schwab Challenge on Friday due to an illness. Murray was on track for a career-best season having picked up his second PGA Tour win at the Sony Open in January.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
Since winning the Barbasol Championship in 2017, Murray has been unable to show much since with just two top-10 results since 2018. In 14 appearances in the 2019-20 season, Murray missed the cuts in nine of them with only two results inside the top 50. Distance with the driver is a big strength for Murray, but he's never shown much feel on the greens. He'll need to improve that part of his game to make cuts on a more consistent basis.
A back injury kept Murray sidelined from April's Valero Texas Open through the end of the regular season, but he managed to return on the Korn Ferry Tour in early June when he tied for second at the Rex Hospital Open. Playing against lesser competition became quite a positive for Murray throughout the remainder of the summer as he went on to finish T23-T11-T7 during the KFT Finals, retaining his card for the 2019-20 season. Murray has given fantasy owners headaches in the past with his numerous withdrawals for seemingly minor injuries, but his driving distance and birdie average metrics are upside indicators to combat the risk.
Murray picked up a win during his rookie season of 2017 and while he failed to post another victory in his sophomore season, he managed to stay afloat. He didn't win last season, but his percentage of cuts made went from 60 to 75 percent. He also matched his total top-10s and top-25s from the previous season. Murray could have easily taken a huge step back last season as his card was secure for this season no matter how he finished, but he managed to play fairly well. Throw in a two-month stint on the DL with a shoulder injury and his numbers look even better. As long as his shoulder heals, Murray should continue to improve in his third season on the PGA Tour.
Murray's rookie season was not going very well until he teed it up at the Barbasol Championship in July. Four days later he had a PGA Tour victory in his pocket and everything changed. Well, his play didn't change much as he struggled on the way in, like he did on the way out, but instead of struggling to get inside the top-125 to keep his card, he was comfortably inside the top-100 and had no worries about his card. There was some steam on Murray heading into last season, so the fact that he won isn't much of a surprise, but that win made it difficult to take him in salary cap leagues as now he carries a decent price tag.
Murray ran the podium on the Web.com Tour, winning at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, which turned out to be the final event of the Web.com Tour season due to Hurricane Matthew, losing in a playoff at the Digital Ally Open and finishing third at the Boise Open. With five other top-10s, he was one of the more consistent players on the Web.com Tour season — especially late – which is useful considering the Safeway Open kicks off the 2016-17 PGA Tour season in mid-October. He can drive for show - 319.4 yards per drive – and putt for dough, too, ranking fifth, and is someone to watch this fall to see if he can carry over that momentum from late summer.
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Withdraws from tournament
Illness
May 24, 2024
Murray withdrew from the second round of the Charles Schwab Challenge due to his illness.
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Finishes T43 in Kentucky
May 22, 2024
Murray carded a six-under 67 in the PGA Championship to finish tied for the 43rd spot.
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Plays well at signature event
May 12, 2024
Murray posted a one-under 70 in the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship to finish tied for 10th place.
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Finishes 51st in Georgia
April 15, 2024
Murray finished 10-over 70 at the Masters Tournament to finish in 51st position.
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Inaccurate off the tee at TPC San Antonio
April 9, 2024
Murray carded a two-day total of three-over-par to miss the cut at this past week's Valero Texas Open by two shots.
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