David Feherty

  • Successful Pro Golfer
  • Bestselling Author
  • Golf Commentator for CBS
  • Popular Columnist for Golfonline.com

A successful pro golfer, David Feherty has become a nationally-recognized golf commentator for CBS News and has written several bestselling golf books, giving him a unique place in America’s sporting culture.


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David Feherty is a former professional golfer on the European Tour and PGA Tour. He now works as a writer and broadcaster with CBS Sports and Golf Channel.

Feherty was born in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland. He turned professional in 1976 and spent most of his playing career in Europe, where he won five times and finished in the top ten twice in the European Tour’s Order of Merit, placing tenth in 1989 and eighth in 1990. He spent 1994 and 1995 playing mainly on the PGA Tour in the U.S., and the best result on the tour was a second place finish at the 1994 New England Classic. Feherty represented Ireland in international competition and captained the victorious 1990 Alfred Dunhill Cup team. Feherty played for Europe on the 1991 Ryder Cup team. In 1997, Feherty retired from the tours and joined CBS Sports as an on-course reporter and golf analyst. Feherty is a contributor to Golf Magazine and has his own column in the back of the magazine called Sidespin. He is also The New York Times and Booksense best selling author of four books, A Nasty Bit of RoughSomewhere in Ireland a Village Is Missing an Idiot, An Idiot for All Seasons, and David Feherty’s Totally Subjective History of the Ryder Cup. On 21 June 2011, Feherty premiered his own weekly primetime talk show called Feherty on the Golf Channel.

Feherty is also a co-announcer on EA Sports’ Tiger Woods PGA Tour series with Jim Nantz and is a periodic guest on Dallas’ sports radio station, KTCK. Feherty also appears in advertisements for Bridgestone Golf and Hyundai.

In 2014, Feherty decided to take his act on the road and travel across North America for his new live show Feherty Off Tour – Wandering Around On His Own.