Americans shocked by Murray’s death


The American PGA Series was once again shaken to its core with the shocking news that 30-year-old Grayson Murray, who won two tournaments in the series, died on Saturday morning.

On Friday, Murray was still playing in the first round of the PGA Series’ Charles Schwab tournament on the Colonial course in Fort Worth, Texas.

But he withdrew after 16 holes because he felt ill.

The cause of Murray’s death is not yet known.

According to Jay Monahan, the PGA Series’ commissioner, it was decided to continue with the tournament, although there was a gloomy atmosphere.

Murray won the Sony Open in Hawaii earlier this year after being uncapped for six years.

He spoke openly about his problems with anxiety and depression as well as his alcohol addiction.

Meanwhile, Scottie Scheffler, who made headlines last week when he was arrested for an hour shortly before the start of the second round of the American PGA Tour on the Valhalla course in Louisville, shot 63 in the third round shot forward.

Scheffler is tied for second at 200 (-10) and four strokes behind leader Davis Riley, who finished at 196 (-14) in the clubhouse.

The Americans Pierceson Coody and Hayden Buckley are joint third at 201 (-9), followed by Robby Shelton (202, -8) and Tony Finau (207, -7).

South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout is equal on 210 strokes and in 47th position.

* In the Dubai World Tour (European Series) Soudal tournament decided on the Rinkven course in Antwerp, Belgium, Spain’s Ignacio Elvira leads by four shots on 195 strokes (-18) after the third round.

He is followed by the Frenchman Romain Langasque, Ross Fisher (England) and the Dane Niklas Nörgaard-Möller on 199 (-14) in joint third position.

The South Africans performed poorly, with Zander Lombard (208, -5) in joint 48th position.

He is followed by Jayden Schaper on 209 (-4) with Jaco Prinsloo, Thriston Lawrence, Darren Fichardt and Louis de Jager all together on 210 (-3).

Brandon Stone is at 212 and Justin Harding at 214.

* At the Irene Country Club, Zimbabwean Kieran Vincent shot 30 over the second nine holes of the third round of the KitKat Cash and Carry Pro-Am (Sunshine Series) to share the lead with South African James Mack.

Vincent tied for third place on Saturday, five strokes behind Mack.

The 26-year-old Vincent shot forward with a third consecutive 67 shots to lead with Jack on 201 (-15).

South Africa’s Martin Rohwer is together with Stephen Ferreira of Portugal and Joe Long of England third on 204 (-12).

They are followed in joint sixth position on 205 (-11) by South Africa’s Malcolm Mitchell, Stefan Wears-Taylor, Rupert Kaminski and Jacques Blaauw.

Sources: Sunshine Series and The Golf Channel