Peter Malnati Photo Credit: CBS Peter Malnati holds an emotional interview with CBS Sports.

As the golf world mourned the death of Grayson Murray Saturday, fellow PGA Tour golfer Peter Malnati epitomized how many felt in an emotional interview on CBS.

The 30-year-old Murray died Saturday morning. Malnati played in Murray’s group Thursday and Friday in the Charles Schwab Challenge.

While there had been talk of cancelling the remainder of the tournament, Murray’s family insisted it continue. CBS Sports reporter Amanda Balionis sat down with Malnati, who visibly struggled to express his thoughts on Murray’s unexpected death.

“This is going to be really hard,” Malnati said, before seconds later pausing to fight back tears.

“We get so worked up out here about a bad break here or a good break there … we’re so competitive out here, we all want to beat each other, and then something like this happens, and you realize, we’re all just humans,” Malnati said.

Murray had waged a public battle with alcohol abuse and depression, but appeared to be doing very well recently, winning the Sony Open earlier this year.

“This is just a really … it’s just a really, really hard day because you look at Grayson, and see in him someone who has visibly, outwardly struggled in the past, and he’s been open about it, and you see him kind of get his life back to a place where he feeling good about things … it’s just so sad,” Malnati said.

Warning: The interview is difficult to watch, it is so raw and emotional. Kudos to Balionis for mantaining her composure in an emotional situation on an already emotional day.

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