David Feherty

  • Birth Name: David Feherty
  • Birth Place: Bangor, Northern Ireland
  • Profession: Golf commentator, Former touring pro

Fast Facts

  • Was as a pro golfer from 1976 to '97, winning 10 tournaments worldwide before joining CBS Sports as an on-course commentator and analyst.
  • Recorded top-10 finishes in three majors, including a sixth place (1989) and fourth place (1994) in the British Open Championship and a seventh place in the 1991 PGA Championship (won by John Daly). Tied for 52nd in his only Masters (1992).
  • Played for Europe in the 1991 Ryder Cup in South Carolina, recording a win, loss and tie in three matches. 
  • Authored several books including David Feherty's Totally Subjective History of the Ryder Cup and A Nasty Bit of Rough.
  • Has spoken openly about his battles with substance abuse and depression.
  • Took up bicycling as a therapeutic aid to maintaining his sobriety, only to be struck by vehicles twice in 2008, sustaining rib, shoulder and elbow injuries and a punctured lung.   
  • Joined the Golf Channel in 2011.
  • Dedicates time to several U.S. military causes, including multiple trips to Iraq, which inspired him to gain U.S. citizenship.


  • Shey Feherty — Son
  • Billy Feherty — Father
  • Rory Feherty — Son
  • Fred — Stepson
  • Anita Schneider — Wife
  • Erin Feherty — Daughter
  • Caroline Feherty — Ex-wife
  • Vi Feherty — Mother
  • Karl — Stepson