Grayson Murray
Grayson Murray
26-Year-Old Golfer
Injury Illness
Est. Return 8/13/2020
2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
A back injury kept Murray sidelined from April's Valero Texas Open through the end of the regular season, but he managed to return on the Korn Ferry Tour in early June when he tied for second at the Rex Hospital Open. Playing against lesser competition became quite a positive for Murray throughout the remainder of the summer as he went on to finish T23-T11-T7 during the KFT Finals, retaining his card for the 2019-20 season. Murray has given fantasy owners headaches in the past with his numerous withdrawals for seemingly minor injuries, but his driving distance and birdie average metrics are upside indicators to combat the risk. Read Past Outlooks
Reveals positive COVID-19 test
July 20, 2020
Murray (back) announced Sunday via his personal Instagram account that he tested positive for COVID-19, Ryan Herrington of reports.
Murray had been scheduled to play in this week's 3M Open in Minnesota after lower-back pain previously forced him to pull out of the Workday Charity Open earlier this month, but the 26-year-old will now have to withdraw from another event due to a different issue. The seventh known PGA Tour pro to have tested positive for the coronavirus, Murray will need to self-isolate at home and won't be able to compete until he clears all COVID-19-related protocols. Murray has played in two tournaments since the PGA Tour's season restart in June, missing the cut both times.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Murray picked up a win during his rookie season of 2017 and while he failed to post another victory in his sophomore season, he managed to stay afloat. He didn't win last season, but his percentage of cuts made went from 60 to 75 percent. He also matched his total top-10s and top-25s from the previous season. Murray could have easily taken a huge step back last season as his card was secure for this season no matter how he finished, but he managed to play fairly well. Throw in a two-month stint on the DL with a shoulder injury and his numbers look even better. As long as his shoulder heals, Murray should continue to improve in his third season on the PGA Tour.
Murray's rookie season was not going very well until he teed it up at the Barbasol Championship in July. Four days later he had a PGA Tour victory in his pocket and everything changed. Well, his play didn't change much as he struggled on the way in, like he did on the way out, but instead of struggling to get inside the top-125 to keep his card, he was comfortably inside the top-100 and had no worries about his card. There was some steam on Murray heading into last season, so the fact that he won isn't much of a surprise, but that win made it difficult to take him in salary cap leagues as now he carries a decent price tag.
Murray ran the podium on the Tour, winning at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, which turned out to be the final event of the Tour season due to Hurricane Matthew, losing in a playoff at the Digital Ally Open and finishing third at the Boise Open. With five other top-10s, he was one of the more consistent players on the Tour season — especially late – which is useful considering the Safeway Open kicks off the 2016-17 PGA Tour season in mid-October. He can drive for show - 319.4 yards per drive – and putt for dough, too, ranking fifth, and is someone to watch this fall to see if he can carry over that momentum from late summer.
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Expected to return in Minnesota
July 19, 2020
Murray (back) is listed in the field for this week's 3M Open.
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Removes himself from Workday Open
July 10, 2020
Murray withdrew from the Workday Charity Open on Friday after he was experiencing some lower back pain.
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Ready to play again
September 9, 2019
Murray (back) is in the field for A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier this week.
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2019 season finished
April 8, 2019
Murray announced Monday via his personal instagram that he's stepping away from the tour for six months due to a back injury.
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Withdraws from Valero
April 4, 2019
Murray withdrew from the Valero Texas Open on Thursday due to a back injury.
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