Murray Is At It Again
Remember that guy who called out PGA players for being boring on social media?
That’s Grayson Murray. The PGA Tour pro making headlines for hot takes like that, asking models to be his caddie for the Masters par 3 contest (in which he didn’t qualify for).
And he is at it again.
Last weekend at the Wells Fargo Championship Murray fired his caddie on the 9th hole. They literally got into an altercation on the hole and his caddie, Mike Hicks, dropped his bag and took off his bib and off he went.
What Sparked This?
Well, going into the weekend Murray was only two shots back of the leader, and went on to shoot 76’s on Saturday and Sunday. So frustration may have been a leading factor.
The hole before the firing Murray bogeyed, so it must have been the straw that broke the camels back.
A PGA Tour player carrying his own bag? That must have been a sight to see.
Well, that didn’t quite happen.
Murray picked somebody from the gallery to caddie for him, that happened to be a friend spectating.
According to Golf.com, Hicks has been Murray’s caddie since he was on the Web.com tour so either this was just a one time blow up, or it was a few years of frustration finally boiling over for thousands of spectators to see. Murray went on to finish T63.
He has been playing very solid golf lately making the last four cuts on the PGA Tour and will play this week at The Players.
His caddie for this week is still undetermined.
Upon hearing the reports of his caddie interaction Monday, Murray explained his thoughts in a tweeted photo of the notes section on his phone. He has since deleted his Twitter account.
No matter who is looping for him this week, he continues to stir up the golf world. Golf hasn’t seen this type of outspoken, rebellious character since John Daly burst onto the scene.
And honestly, I don’t hate it. It adds some flare to the PGA Tour and a little edginess the Tour is lacking. In other professional leagues you hear about falling outs, people getting called out and failures all the time.
Murray is pushing the envelope a little, and we got to embrace the youngster.