David Feherty makes his debut at the 2016 Rio Games as a correspondent, golf analyst and on-course tower reporter. Feherty will share his observations of Rio, the people and culture in studio as a correspondent, and will also work Golf Channel’s coverage of Olympic golf as it returns to the Olympics for the first time since 1904.
Feherty is currently an on-course and tower analyst for Golf Channel and NBC’s PGA TOUR tournament production team. In 2015, Feherty signed an extension of his award-winning Golf Channel series, Feherty, and joined NBC Sports Group and NBCUniversal exclusively.
David Feherty has been with Golf Channel since 2011, as host of his popular self-titled talk show Feherty. The show originally debuted in June 2011 as the most-watched original series in Golf Channel history. Feherty received an Emmy nomination in 2014 for “Outstanding Sports Personality.” Described as “a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Johnny Carson” by The New York Times, Feherty has made a name for himself not only through his self-titled Golf Channel talk show, but as one of the most irrepressible personalities in golf.
Prior to taking on his television role, Feherty enjoyed a successful professional golf career, with 10 victories worldwide and more than $3 million in prize money. A regular on the European Tour, he also captained the winning Irish team in the 1990 Alfred Dunhill Cup and played on the European Ryder Cup Team in 1991, an experience that rejuvenated his fervor for golf.
Feherty’s success extends beyond broadcasting. He has authored six books, with several making the New York Times bestsellers list. Now a proud American citizen, Feherty’s his most fulfilling activities are on behalf of badly injured U.S. troops. In 2005, he was part of a Thanksgiving goodwill tour to Iraq and returned with a new mission, determined to do something to better the lives of those he calls “American heroes.” Subsequently, he founded “Feherty’s Troops First Foundation”, which – among other good deeds – works with wounded veterans.
David lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Anita, and their children.