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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David Feherty is arguably the most famous figure in golf media and one of the most famous announcers in sports. He’s been with CBS covering golf for 18 years.
Now, that long tenure as a lead analyst during CBS’ golf coverage, is now over after he was let go by the network. The contract was expired and wasn’t renewed.
He still of course does the popular “Feherty” show on Golf Channel where in interviews some of the biggest names in golf, other sports, politics, etc. Wouldn’t be a shock if David gets his full paycheck from NBC from now on.
Let me just say that, I love Feherty. He brings color to a sport that otherwise might seem colorless at times.
Feherty reels in casual and hardcore golf fans. As a fan of golf, he’s definitely one of the best golf media members around.
Guy’s so good at what he does, it seems that some may forget how solid a player he was. He had 10 global wins and made the 1991 Ryder Cup team.
No doubt though that I think NBC will grab him full-time in a heartbeat. Perhaps some reporting for Golf Channel broadcasts?
Again. Wouldn’t shock me.
UPDATE: Looks like both NBC and Fox Sports will be fighting for David’s services. David apparently wants a job in the booth.
Will be very interesting to see where he goes.
But what are some of your favorite moments of David Feherty’s time as a CBS reporter?
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Source: Yahoo! Sports
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