Grayson Murray enjoyed a successful rookie campaign in 2017, winning the Barbasol Championship and reaching the third stage of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Despite this performance, the 24-year-old's name was frequently mentioned for reasons other than his play. HeBryson DeChambeau for an injury WD, chided his fellow pros for , and on the European Tour regarding world ranking points. Clearly Murray does not adhere to the "Rookies should be seen, not heard" adage.
Murray again made waves over the weekend via Twitter, this time for comments aimed at the PGA Tour Champions. In response to the Golf Channel's Will Gray, whoof the , Murray said in a now-deleted Tweet, "Does anyone really care is the real question...those guys were relevant 10 plus years ago." Murray further stated that, while he agreed the senior players laid a foundation for the tour of today, the circuit loses a lot of money, forcing the PGA to subsidize it.
Rose wins Turkish Airlines Open for back-to-back titles
Justin Rose made a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Turkish Airlines Open by a shot on Sunday for his second straight title on the European Tour, moving him close to fellow Englishman Tommy Fleetwood in the Race to Dubai standings. Rose shot a 6-under 65 in the final round to finish on 18 under par 266 overall, securing victory a week after taking the WGC-HSBC Champions title in Shanghai. Nicolas Colsaerts had the chance to take Rose to a playoff but rolled his birdie putt on the 18th just left of the hole, moments after Rose had holed from two feet further out. Colsaerts had birdied Nos. 15, 16 and 17.
Grayson Murray took to Twitter on Tuesday to apologize for comments he made about the Champions tour over the weekend. "Regarding my tweet the other day.
— Grayson Murray (@GraysonMurray) November 2, 2017. And — SHOCKER! — it didn’t take long for a social media controversy to erupt, prompted by Murray ’s unprompted shot at the Champions Tour . Before Murray himself apologized for the “disrespectful” remarks.
After several outlets took Murray to task for his opinions, he issued an apology on Tuesday, specifically for any disrespect mined from his remarks.
Murray only recently reactivated his Twitter account, taking a break following past controversies. Following a decent fall showing, highlighted by a T-9 at the Safeway Open, Murray is sitting out this week's RSM Classic.