In a not very surprising move, David Feherty has decided take his talents to NBC/Golf Channel. Feherty already had done some work with NBC/GC as that is the home of his popular interview show called “Feherty”.
“NBC Sports Group announced today that David Feherty will make NBCUniversal his exclusive media home, which will include adding Feherty to NBC’s golf tournament coverage team, including the Olympics; an extension of his award-winning series ‘Feherty’ on Golf Channel; and a slate of new ventures highlighted by a Universal Television development deal,” the network said on Tuesday according to Golf Digest.
Fox Sports was the other competitor for Feherty and to be biased as The GP Golf Report is a Fox Sports family blog, it would’ve been cool to see Feherty join Fox. However, it’s absolutely no shock he decided to join NBC/GC full-time.
He’s already familiar with the network, plus NBC does have “Golf” Channel after all. Plus, NBC gets a ton of golf coverage and they do a great job.
He’ll get a chance to cover the Olympics, President’s Cup, Ryder Cup, Players Championship, and the Open Championship in 2017. Not too shabby!
And since he’s at NBC/GC full-time, this means that the Feherty show will get heavier airtime, broadcasting across all NBC networks. There’s no info on the NBC deal but according to Golf Digest, Fehertwit (As he goes by on Twitter) was looking for a nice chunk of cash, much higher than the millions he was getting.
Can’t blame him! He was doing a little bit of everything and now his role is probably even bigger now than it was before since all of his energy will be dedicated to one network and as he continues to be in much higher demand.
It was a great run at CBS and it’s going to be fun seeing him break down some of the biggest tournaments around at his new/kinda old home.
“I’m really looking forward to this next step in my career, but I’ll miss a lot of people who have had my back for nearly 20 years,” Feherty said according to Golf Digest. “And to be honest, I’m on the verge of soiling myself.
Typical Feherty. Gotta love that guy.
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