Grayson Murray
Grayson Murray
26-Year-Old Golfer
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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
Returning in Greensboro
August 10, 2020
Murray (illness) is listed in the field for this week's Wyndham Championship.
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Murray tested positive for COVID-19 prior to his withdrawal from the 3M Open in July, but he'll make his return this week at Sedgefield CC where he's missed the cut in each of his first two career appearances. At 183rd in the FedEx Cup standings, Murray is on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoffs.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Grayson Murray
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Golf Draft Kit: 2019-20 Korn Ferry Qualifiers
September 23, 2019
Bryce Danielson and Greg Vara analyze golfers from the Korn Ferry Tour who qualified for 2019-20 PGA Tour cards. Does Grayson Murray's upside outweigh his risk?
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
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 Web.com Tour, winning at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, which turned out to be the final event of the Web.com 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 Web.com 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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Reveals positive COVID-19 test
Illness
July 20, 2020
Murray (back) announced Sunday via his personal Instagram account that he tested positive for COVID-19, Ryan Herrington of GolfDigest.com reports.
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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
Back
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
Back
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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