One of the funnier and most refreshing personalities in sports television, David Feherty has long been a fixture on golf coverage. Since 1997, he’s been with the CBS Sports golf team firing off one-liners and teaming with Gary McCord to become one of the most humorous pairings.
Starting in 2011, he’s been the host of his own talk show aptly titled “Feherty” on Golf Channel where he’s interviewed not just golfers, but various guests including Charles Barkley, Bill Clinton, Al Michaels, Dan Patrick and others.
In an interview with Al.com, Feherty revealed that he is in the final year of his contracts with both CBS and Golf Channel:
“All of my contracts are up at the end of this year with the Golf Channel and CBS so I don’t know where I’ll be or what I’ll be doing. It’s kind of a strange time, but no matter what happens, I’ll think of something. I’ve got to a stage in my life having been through what I’ve been through and gotten sober and healthy for the last eight-and-a-half years, nothing matters to me except the time I have left and how I spend it. It’s nothing to do with money or anything else. It’s just about time, it’s all that matters. If I can spend that time enjoying myself, but helping other people, then I’ll grab my hat and be happy.”
When asked if he wants to remain at both networks, Feherty replied in the only way that he could:
“Absolutely, I enjoy doing it. I’m constantly surprised. Can you believe I get paid for this shit?”
It would be hard to imagine Feherty not involved in televised golf in some manner. He’s made a very good career of being on television and is one of the most popular analysts in golf. In addition, he’s never shy when it comes to giving opinions so it’s natural to think that CBS will find a way to keep him on its PGA Tour team plus continue to assign him to The Masters and the PGA Championship.
And “Feherty” is also one of the mainstays of Golf Channel’s primetime lineup when it’s not carrying live action.
We expect to hear of new agreements with CBS and Golf Channel before his contracts expire later this year.
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