Heartbroken Scottie Scheffler breaks down in tears as he remembers late Grayson Murray

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler broke down in tears on Tuesday during a gathering of golfers to celebrate the life of Grayson Murray.

Murray took his own life over the Memorial Day weekend.

He was 30 years old. 

Scottie Scheffler tees off on No. 3 during a practice round for the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
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The golfer dealt with depression and alcoholism in his past but seemed to be turning a corner in his life prior to his passing. 

Scheffler and Murray had gotten to know one another earlier this year, as the latter tried to get his fiancee more involved with several of the players’ wives, The Guardian reported. 

During the memorial, Scheffler spoke about the time he and Murray had played a nine-hole practice round during The Players Championship. 

“The look on his face when I gave him $100 on the ninth green is something I’ll remember for a long time because you couldn’t wipe that smile off his face,” Scheffler said. “Without a doubt, he loved being out here inside the ropes.”

When Scheffler stepped down from the podium, he was weeping and put his head on his wife’s shoulder, according to The Guardian. 

Scheffler also described Murray as a “sweet man.” 

A message honoring the late Grayson Murray is displayed on the scoreboard during a practice round for the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA TODAY NETWORK

The event was held at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Ohio.

Murray’s parents, siblings and fiancée were not in attendance. 

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan also spoke during the service, saying that the entire tour was carrying a “heavy heart will for a long time to come.” 

Murray died on May 25 after he had withdrawn from the Charles Schwab Challenge the previous day due to what was first described as illness. 

Grayson Murray of the United States hits a tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club on May 23, 2024 in Fort Worth, Texas. Getty Images

The day after his death, Murray’s parents revealed in a statement that the golfer taken his own life.

“We have spent the last 24 hours trying to come to terms with the fact that our son is gone,” Eric and Terry Murray said in a statement. “It’s surreal that we not only have to admit it to ourselves, but that we also have to acknowledge it to the world. It’s a nightmare.”

Murray had won the Sony Open in January and the Barbasol Championship in 2017 as a rookie.

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