"I should have mended our fences" - Grayson Murray's ex-caddie expresses regret over not reaching out before his death

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The world of golf was left in shock as Grayson Murray died on Saturday (May 25) at the age of 30. He had withdrawn from the Charles Schwab Challenge during the second round due to an illness on Friday. The unexpected news caught everyone by surprise, especially Murray's ex-caddie Kip Henley.

Henley caddied for Murray during his time on the Korn Ferry Tour, for the majority of 2023. During this time, Murray earned two victories, one at the AdventHealth Championship and the other at the Simmons Bank Open. These victories also helped him secure his place on the PGA Tour for the 2024 season.

At the end of his Korn Ferry Tour season, however, Grayson Murray and Kip Henley parted ways on a bitter note. After Murray's death, his ex-caddie took to social media to express the regret of not reaching out and mending their relationship. In a heartfelt note, Henley wrote:

"Something was telling me to reach out to the kid the last few days and I didn’t. 100 people mentioned him to me for some reason. I should have mended our fences way better and so sad I didn’t. Speaking and working things out will ALWAYS be the best for ourselves and especially others."

In the 2024 season, Murray went on to take a win at the Sony Hawaii Open on the PGA Tour.

Grayson Murray's current caddie Jay Green left in shock after his death

Grayson Murray's sudden death has had quite an impact on his family and friends. His current caddie Jay Green, who was alongside him at the Charles Schwab Challenge, released a statement expressing his deepest condolences.

"Grayson was the absolute best. Not only was he an incredible, thoughtful and generous boss, he was an even better friend. He truly would do anything for anyone. He has the best family, and my heart goes out to them. We will all miss him deeply," Green said (via Golf Channel).

Peter Malnati, who played the first two rounds of the Charles Schwab Challenge alongside Murray, was devastated after hearing the news. While he said he did not know Murray well, he realized that at the end of the day, everyone is just human.

"I didn't know Grayson all that well, but I spent the last two days with him. It's funny, we get so worked up out here about a bad break here or a good break there. We're so competitive. We're so competitive out here. We all want to beat each other. Then something like this happens, and you realize, 'We're all just humans,'" Malnati said via CBS Sports.

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan also released a statement regarding the same. He said Grayson Murray's family wanted them to continue the Charles Schwab Challenge in his honor.

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