Grayson Murray's inspirational path back to PGA TOUR victory
Congratulations to our 2024 champion Grayson Murray who stared down a 38-foot, 7-inch birdie putt on the first hole of a three-man playoff and drained it. Murray said, “I kept telling Jay, (his caddie), we’re hitting good putts, we’re hitting them right where we want, and we’re going to have one drop today, and it’s going to be big… and it might be for the win.”
Murray’s miraculous and much-deserved Sony Open in Hawaii win comes after his last appearance at Waialae in 2021 included an off-course incident that placed him on TOUR probation. After choosing to take care of himself and live his life differently, Murray won twice on the Korn Ferry Tour last year and regained exempt status on the PGA TOUR. “My story is not finished. I think it’s just the beginning,” Murray said. “I hope I can inspire a lot of people going forward that have their own issues.
This is his second PGA TOUR victory in six years, five months and 22 days since the 2017 Barbasol Championship. He closed in 3-under 67 in Sunday’s final round at Waialae Country Club that included a clutch birdie at 18 in regulation that sent the tournament into the playoff with Byeong Hun An and Keegan Bradley. Murray finished with a score of 17-under 263., taking home the champion's prize of $1,494,000 from the $8.3 million purse.
ʻAʻohe hana nui ke alu ʻia.
No task is too big when done together by all.