Grayson Murray’s close friend reveals heartbreaking last conversation with tragic golf star before he took his own life

Grayson Murray’s close friend reveals heartbreaking last conversation with tragic golf star

Grayson Murray’s tragic passing has left a deep void in the golfing community, with his close friend sharing their last conversation before his death.

The 30-year-old golfer decided to take his own life after withdrawing from the PGA Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas.

Carter Jenkins, a long-time friend and former team-mate, had a conversation with Murray just two weeks before his tragic death by suicide.

Jenkins shared with The Fresno Bee: “I asked him about the Masters and the U.S. Open he was going to be in and how he was playing. It was just a friendly, casual conversation, the usual back and forth. I didn’t expect it to be the last.”

Both Jenkins and Murray attended Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, where they were team-mates before Murray turned professional and joined the PGA Tour.

Upon hearing the devastating news of Murray’s passing, Jenkins expressed his initial shock and disbelief, stating, “I didn’t really know what to think. It was a little bit of an outer-body experience more than anything else.”

Reflecting on Murray’s life and impact, Jenkins described him as a passionate man who stood by his beliefs and was a supportive friend to many.

“For as well-documented as his troubles have been, I think the positive impact he had on people when he was around them speaks volumes. The passion he had for the game that he loved, and that was all he ever wanted to do, leaves a bigger mark. Because everyone has troubles. Everyone has demons. He took his demons and was still able to have a phenomenal career and a phenomenal life with them,” Jenkins shared.

As the golfing world mourns the loss of Grayson Murray, his legacy as a talented professional golfer and a compassionate friend lives on in the hearts of those who knew him.


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