David Feherty is an American former professional golfer and television personality, currently a host on NBC Sports.
Feherty was born in Northern Ireland, where he began playing golf at a young age. In 1976, Feherty went professional, spending the majority of his career in Europe. He won five times, and finished in the top ten twice in the European Tour’s Order of Merit. From 1994 to 1995, Feherty played on the PGA Tour in the U.S., finishing second at the 1994 New England Classic. In 1990, Feherty represented Ireland at the 1990 Alfred Dunhill Cup, emerging victorious.
Retiring from professional golf in 1997, Feherty became a reporter and analyst for CBS Sports. In 2011, he was featured in Feherty, a weekly primetime talk show on the Golf Channel. Feherty also served as a co-announcer on EA Sports’ Tiger Woods PGA Tour series alongside Jim Nantz. Beginning in 2016, Feherty became full-time host on NBC Sports and the Golf Channel, which will renew his talk show, Feherty, this year.
Feherty is a published author and columnist. He has been on the New York Times bestsellers list for his books, A Nasty Bit of Rough, Somewhere in Ireland a Village is Missing an Idiot, An Idiot for All Seasons, and David Feherty’s Totally Subjective History of the Ryder Cup. Feherty is also a contributor to Golf Magazine, and has a column in the magazine Sidespin.
Feherty is a captivating public speaker, and is regularly booked for corporate entertainment events.