Michael Phelps reacts to two-time PGA Tour winner Grayson Murray's death at 30

Michael Phelps and Grayson Murray
Michael Phelps on Grayson Murray's passing; SOURCE - Getty

Michael Phelps extended heartfelt condolences to Grayson Murray's family on the latter's unfortunate passing at 30. Citing an illness, the PGA Tour golfer withdrew from the second round of the Charles Schwab Challenge and passed away the next day in the morning, as announced by the PGA Tour Commissioner, Jonathan Monahan.

Murray etched his name as a two-time PGA Tour champion. The 2023 season brought him double wins from the Konn Ferry Tour events, the AdventHealth Championships, and the Simmons Bank Open (tour final).

Earning a position at the 2024 PGA Tour season culminated in his second PGA Tour victory, winning the playoff in the Sony Open in Hawaii. Not long after, he aimed to maintain a victory streak on the Charles Schwab Challenge, but a harrowing fate grasped his life.

Michael Phelps, golfing into retirement, was saddened to hear the news, and left condolence notes under the PGA Tour's official statement by Jay Monahan, posted on its Instagram handle.

Michael Phelps comment on Grayson Murray's passing; SOURCE - PGA Tour's official Instagram
Michael Phelps comment on Grayson Murray's passing; SOURCE - PGA Tour's official Instagram

The original post of PGA Tour reads:

"We were devastated to learn – and are heartbroken to share – that PGA TOUR player Grayson Murray passed away this morning."

More golfers like Luke Donald and David Woods also condoled the unfortunate loss of their dear friend.

The greatest Olympian of all time first unveiled his golf prowess by hitting a 159-ft putt at the 2012 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Since then, Phelps has been spotted playing golf often. Once in an interview with Golf.com, the 23-time gold medalist shared about finding a connection between swimming and golf, both of which focus on "small, simple technique things".

Not yet a professional golfer, Michael Phelps wishes to refine his skills and steer his boat forward.

"You gotta put Tiger Woods in there" - Michael Phelps on his dream golf foursome

During the Masters tournament in 2019, Phelps was seen standing behind Tiger Woods, widely known as the greatest golfer of all time. In an interview with Golf.com, when asked about who he wants in his dream team of four, he first took Woods' name followed by his idol, Michael Jordan.

"You gotta put Tiger in there. Tiger, Michael Jordan, me… I don’t know. The fourth? I don’t know. That would be a hard one. I’ve never played with Tiger. I have played with MJ. That would be fun, and the s**t talking that we would have would be incredible."

Phelps expressed elation over competing with Tiger Woods and he also wishes his four boys to become pro golfers.

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