Grayson Murray, a two-time PGA Tour winner, passed away on Saturday, a day after withdrawing from the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas. Murray, 30, had won his most recent title at this year's Sony Open and pulled out of the Charles Schwab tournament during the second round due to illness. He achieved his first PGA Tour title in 2017 and reached a career-high ranking of 46th in the world after his Sony Open victory.

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan expressed his devastation and heartbreak at the news of Murray's passing, emphasizing the tour's strong sense of unity as a family. The cause of Murray's death was not disclosed, and the decision to continue the tournament was made in consultation with Murray's family. American golfer Webb Simpson, who had known Murray since he was a young boy, shared his disbelief upon hearing the news shortly before teeing off on Saturday.