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Talent Profile - David Feherty, Golf Analyst

Saturday, January 26, 2008 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 9:25 AM, under , , , , , ,

David Feherty is the on-course reporter for CBS Sports' coverage of the PGA Tour. This is his profile as published by the network. Last updated Jan 26, 2008.

David Feherty joined CBS Sports full time in 1997 after having served as analyst for the CBS Television Network's coverage of several 1996 events, including the PGA Championship, Presidents Cup and Doral-Ryder Open. He serves as an on-course reporter for the majority of CBS Sports' golf tournaments and as an analyst for the Masters and the PGA Championship. Feherty and Gary McCord hosted CBS Sports' offbeat, critically acclaimed late-night highlight shows for early-round coverage of several PGA TOUR events from 1999 to 2006.

Born and raised in Bangor, Northern Ireland, Feherty represented Ireland several times, captaining its team to victory in the 1990 Alfred Dunhill Cup. He also played for Europe in the 1991 Ryder Cup. When he was a regular on the European Tour, his victories included the ICI International, Italian Open, Scottish Open, South Africa PGA, BMW Open, Cannes Open, Bell's Cup and Madrid Open. He retired from both the European Tour and the PGA TOUR in 1997.

Feherty is a regular contributor to Golf Magazine with his popular "Sidespin" column. He also is author of four books, An Idiot for All Seasons, A Nasty Bit of Rough, Somewhere in Ireland a Village Is Missing an Idiot and David Feherty's Totally Subjective History of the Ryder Cup ,which have made The New York Times and Booksense best seller lists. In addition, he answers questions for Golfonline's "Mailbag Column" and provides commentary for the EA Sports video game, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR.

Feherty was born Aug. 13, 1958. He lives in Dallas with his wife, Anita, and their five children.

Photograph courtesy of Tour Talent, LLC.

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