Anyone who follows professional golf knows the name “Feherty.” David Feherty was born in 1958 in Northern Ireland. He grew up playing golf and in 1976 turned pro — spending most of his career playing in European tournaments. He was good enough to make Europe’s 1991 Ryder Cup team. He retired from the Tour in 1997 and joined CBS Sports as a golf analyst and commentator. He is now with the Golf Channel and NBC Sports.
In 2006, Feherty went public about his long history of depression and alcoholism. When Tom Cruise – actor and Scientologist – opined that only exercise can cure depression (and that drugs and therapy don’t help), Feherty responded that “actually, some sort of exercise would have helped me. If I had kicked the #%&X out of Tom Cruise, I’d feel a lot better about myself.”
Feherty is known for hysterical one liners.
“That ball is so far left, Lassie couldn’t find it if it was wrapped in bacon.”
“Watching Phil Mickelson play golf is like watching a drunk chase a balloon near the edge of a cliff.”
“If the green was where his ball landed, that would’ve been a great shot.”
[Jim Furyk’s swing] “Looks like a one armed man trying to wrestle a snake in a phone booth.”
[On Tiger Woods] “I just stood there watching him walk past and thinking – ‘I don’t know what it is but I know there weren’t two of them on Noah’s Ark.'” And there are so many more. . . .
In 2010, Feherty became a naturalized American citizen. He lives with his family in Dallas. And continues with the memorable one-liners. . . .