Grayson Murray was injured in a serious scooter accident, causing him to withdraw from his PGA Tour season debut at Bermuda Championship.

Grayson Murray : Accident | crash | what happened to

Murray is an American professional golfer, born on October 1, 1993.

Grayson Murray : Accident | crash | what happened to

Personal information
Born October 1, 1993 (age 29)   
Raleigh, North Carolina
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Sporting nationality  United States
Residence Raleigh, North Carolina

In his youth career, Murray won three straight Callaway Junior Championships and was the top ranked golfer nationally in his age group.

In high school, he won both a team and individual state title while competing for Leesville Road High School.

Also he attended Wake Forest University, East Carolina University, and Arizona State University. He played in the 2013 U.S. Open as an amateur.

Grayson Murray Accident 

Grayson Murray, who was scheduled to play in the 2022 Butterfield Bermuda Championship this week, was involved in a severe scooter accident causing him to withdraw from the PGA Tour event.

Grayson Murray : Accident | crash | what happened to

Tourists are not permitted to rent vehicles in Bermuda and scooters are the easiest way to get around. After an afternoon at the beach on Tuesday, Murray was riding back to his hotel around 4 p.m. when he steered around a bend and neared the center line. The car on the opposite side also neared the center line resulting in Murray colliding with the corner of the front of the vehicle and rolling 20 feet.

Murray’s caddie for the week, Doug Schwimer, was riding on another scooter directly behind him and tried to stop and help as he watched the accident occur. Schwimer was trying to get off the scooter quickly before coming to a complete stop and fell off, but only experienced road rash and was not transported to the hospital.

Following the accident, Murray was unconscious and vaguely remembers waiting for the ambulance. And The 29-year-old Murray has one PGA Tour win, which came in 2017 at the Barbasol Championship.

Murray did not break any bones but received 50 stitches — 25 stitches on his face, 10 on his leg and others on various parts of his body. But He believes he might have suffered some ligament damage in his knee and will see a specialist on Friday after he returns to his home in North Carolina.

Crash

According to the Royal Gazette, Murray and his caddie, Douglas Schwimer, were riding scooters on Tuesday in the town of Puget en route to their hotel. As Murray was turning a bend, he collided with a car coming the opposite direction.

Grayson Murray : Accident | crash | what happened to

“Two visiting men were hurt and transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment,” a police spokesman told the Gazette. “Each was riding a separate rental scooter at the time of the collision.

One of the men is understood to have sustained injuries to his arms and legs, while the other is understood to have sustained injuries to his hands. Because Both visitors are in Bermuda for the 2022 Butterfield Bermuda Championship golf tournament.”

In an interview with Golfweek, Murray said he was knocked unconscious during the accident and does not remember being transported to the hospital. He said he did not break any bones but received 50 stitches, 25 of which were on his face.

“Honestly, I’m pretty fortunate because the helmet saved me. Also If it wasn’t for my knee and stitches in my left hand, I would try to play,” Murray told Golfweek. Also “It is nobody’s fault. Riding on the opposite side of the road is already confusing and the roads in Bermuda are narrow and sketchy.”

What happened to Grayson Murray 

PGA Tour player Grayson Murray was injured in a crash earlier this week when the scooter he was riding in Bermuda collided head on with a car coming from the other direction.

The 29-year-old was on the island for this week’s Butterfield Bermuda Championship. But Murray and his caddie, Doug Schwimer, were riding scooters on the way to their hotel on Tuesday, according to the Royal Gazette.

Grayson Murray : Accident | crash | what happened to

“Two visiting men were hurt and transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment,” a police spokesperson told the newspaper.

“Each was riding a separate rental scooter at the time of the collision. One of the men is understood to have sustained injuries to his arms and legs, while the other is understood to have sustained injuries to his hands.”

But Tourists are not allowed to rent cars on the island, meaning taxis and scooters are the primary mode of transportation.

Also Murray was knocked unconscious and doesn’t remember being taken to the hospital, according to Golfweek. He also received 50 stitches, including 25 on his face.

“Honestly, I’m pretty fortunate because the helmet saved me,” he told Golfweek. “If it wasn’t for my knee and stitches in my left hand, I would try to play. It is nobody’s fault. Riding on the opposite side of the road is already confusing and the roads in Bermuda are narrow and sketchy.”

By Rishabh

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