Report:Scottie Scheffler’s emotion clear as PGA Tour stars share moment of silence

Report:Scottie Scheffler’s emotion clear as PGA Tour stars share moment of silence

Scottie Scheffler wore a sombre expression on his face as the PGA Tour held a moment of silence during the final day of the Charles Schwab Challenge.

The three-minute pause, which is traditionally meant to honour the men and women who have lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military, additionally provided a moment to remember Grayson Murray. On Saturday, it was announced that the two-time PGA Tour winner tragically passed away at 30 years old – less than 24 hours after withdrawing from the second round at Colonial Country Club.

“There’s a bit of a tradition here over Memorial Day Weekend at the Colonial, and that is a moment of silence on this special American holiday weekend,” CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz said. “Let’s be honest, on this day it has dual purpose

As several naval helicopters flew overhead during the moment of silence, Scheffler rubbed his eyes and appeared to grow emotional. One day prior, the world No. 1 offered his condolences to Murray’s family during this incredibly difficult time.

“Obviously, the news hasn’t really sunk in quite yet, but I’m thinking about his family and praying hard for all of them,” Scheffler said. “I can’t imagine how difficult of a time this is. I got to know Grayson a bit better over the last six months or so. There’s not really a way to put into words how sad and tragic it is, but I’m thinking about his family.”

In a statement released through the PGA Tour on Sunday, Murray’s parents confirmed that he had 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 wrote. “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.

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