03/10/2016

Bold. Brash. Comical. Controversial. Offbeat.

David Feherty has been called this and undoubtedly, much worse during his broadcasting career.  Since 2011, he’s hosted his own show on Golf Channel, called Feherty.  Although it won’t win any points for name originality, it’s a candid and insightful look into the lives of some of the biggest names in golf.  Past guests have included Jack Nicklaus, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, John Daly, Sir Nick Faldo, and even Donald Trump.

Season six of Feherty kicks off this week when David sits down with the top-ranked player in the game and the defending Masters and U.S. Open champion, Jordan Spieth. 

Spieth had one of the best single seasons in golf history in 2015.  Not only did he capture those two majors but he also finished top-5 at the Open Championship and PGA Championship, won five tournaments including the Tour Championship, and claimed the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus.  And he’s only 22. 

Some of the highlights of Spieth’s sit down with Feherty will include him talking about how losing the 2014 Masters to Watson may have been the best thing to happen to him; what it was like to contend at the Byron Nelson Classic at just 16 years of age; and how many Taylor Swift concerts he’s been to. 

Tune in Monday at 9p ET.  You can watch past episodes on the Golf Channel website or download episodes them from iTunes as well.

Feherty began his broadcast career with CBS Sports in 1997 as on-course reporter and golf analyst, often teaming with good friend Gary McCord to provide a little levity to the broadcasts.  Feherty left CBS Sports last year to join NBC Sports golf coverage as a contributor beginning this year.

Although most golf fans know Feherty from his work on camera, before he made his way to the broadcast booth, he had a very respectable career as a professional golfer.  Turning pro in 1976 and playing both the European and PGA Tours for over 20 years, the man from Northern Ireland won five times in Europe, finished top-10 in the Order of Merit on two occasions and a notched a pair of top-10 finishes in The Open Championship in 1989 and 1994.  Feherty was also a member of the European Ryder Cup team in 1991 that lost in the infamous “War by the Shore” at Kiawah Island, S.C.   Feherty won 1.5 points for team Europe and prevailed in his singles match 2&1 against 3-time major champion Payne Stewart on that decisive Sunday

The full schedule and lists of guests for Season 6 of Feherty has yet to be announced, but it’s well worth your attention. 

Feherty has a unique gift for getting players and personalities to open up to him, and he isn’t shy to detail his own struggles and stories from a lifetime in the game.