Category: David Feherty

December 19, 2011

Tweets of the Week: Feherty's holiday trip, Poulter's breakfast reading and Garrigus's rig

Posted at 11:34 AM by David Dusek

One last road trip for 2011 ...
Everyone wants to be home for the holidays, but not everyone can be. David Feherty (@Fehertwit) had a great reason to pack his bags this week.


Breakfast of champions
After winning the Australian Masters, Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) sat down to a traditional English breakfast and a little something to read. 



... meanwhile, back in the United States, Stewart Cink (@stewartcink) was doing the work he hopes will lead to a breakfast like Poulter's in 2012.


Batter up
It may not be baseball season here in America, but down in Venezuela, Jhonattan Vegas's (@JhonattanVegas) homeland, baseball is in full bloom. The winner of the 2011 Bob Hope Classic got a chance to show off his arm this week.

Whatever makes you happy
Last week it was a Pink Panther hat that made Paula Creamer (@PCreamer) smile. This week, it's a soda.


Boys and their toys
Robert Garrigus may like tiny putters, but he seems to have a thing for monsterously-big pickup trucks. In this message he says a new truck is on the way -- but his current beast doesn't look like it's been off-road too often.




December 05, 2011

Tweets of the Week: Tiger's love for LL Cool J, Lexi's fashion show and IBF's beach dinner

Posted at 1:29 PM by David Dusek

Back in the winner's circle
Finally, after Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) won the Chevron World Challenge to earn his first victory in more two years, he had an interesting message for his 1.4 million followers.


Lexi and Lincicome's fashion
With the LPGA Tour's season concluded, Lexi Thompson (@Lexi) and Brittany Lincicome (@Brittany1golf) showed their followers what they like to do when they're not practicing. 



Global Foodies
David Feherty (@Fehertwit) made a quick trip to Europe this week and enjoyed some of the local cuisine.


Meanwhile, Ian Baker Finch (@IBFinchy) is still in Australia, enjoying his homeland's tasty food and beautiful views.



Cool photo from DJ
Dustin Johnson (@DJohnsonPGA) underwent knee surgery last week and decided to Tweet a few messages to his followers from his sofa.



August 22, 2011

Tweets of the Week: Feherty's jokes, Clarke's buzz and Poulter's new shoes

Posted at 11:37 AM by David Dusek

Luke laughs at himself
Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) hosted a charity event in Evanston, Ill., benefiting the First Tee Foundation last week. The world's No. 1 ranked player answered questions and chatted on stage with Jack Nicklaus and David Feherty (@Fehertwit). Afterward, the Englishman shared the line of the night.


Feherty's Solheim Cup advice
Continuing on the Feherty front, Rosie Jones announced the members of the United States Solheim Cup team on Sunday evening. But before she did, the CBS Golf analyst and GOLF Magazine contributor wanted to be sure she didn't make a mistake with one of her captain's picks.


Steve Elkington compares today and yesterday
PGA Tour veteran Steve Elkington (@elkpga) spent time last week contrasting how things on Tour have changed ... and taking a not-so-subtle jab at Tiger Woods.




No such thing as free time for Tiger
Since he missed the cut at the PGA Championship, Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) had some open time in his day-planner. Of course, it didn't stay open for long.

Clarke doesn't catch fish, but catches a buzz
Instead of shooting motion capture images for a video game after missing the cut at the PGA Championship, Darren Clarke (@Theprincedc) went on a fishing trip. The salmon weren't biting, but the winner of the 2011 Open Championship found a way to cheer himself up.




A shine for shoes
Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) was excited last week about a very special delivery.


June 22, 2011

Feherty's new show promises to entertain

Posted at 4:32 PM by Scott Miller

Golf analyst David Feherty is known for his quick wit and impeccable analogies, his Irish accent and unapologetic sense of humor. Perhaps that’s why the Golf Channel gave him his own show, Feherty (Tuesdays, 9 p.m. EST), where Feherty’s multiple talents promise to be displayed.

If the “Missed Cuts” video from his interview with Lee Trevino is any indication of the show’s future content, then Feherty is off to a nice start. The topics –- everything from Jack Nicklaus to Trevino’s influence on Latinos to his current analysis of the game’s young players –- were diverse, informative, and sincere.

That’s not to say Feherty is going to be boring or traditional. As Feherty himself said during his extended preview, “What’s the point of doing a show like this if you can’t make a few Golf Channel suits a little jumpy?”

From the look of the extended preview, it seems as if the mood surrounding Feherty will depend as much on the guest as anything else. Interviews with golfing greats Tom Watson and Johnny Miller are scheduled. Charles Barkley and actor Don Cheadle also will be on the show.

May 05, 2011

David Feherty says Rory McIlroy could 'easily' be No. 1

Posted at 12:17 PM by Mike Walker

David Feherty, the wit of CBS Sports' golf broadcasts and the soul of Golf Magazine, says his Northern Ireland countryman Rory McIlory has all the makings of a No. 1 player, and he doesn't expect it will take too long for McIlroy to get there.

He finished second the week after the Masters so he has shown that he can bounce back from both bad rounds and bad weeks. His finish at the Wells Fargo last year was the best of the year by a comfortable margin. That was a most stunning finish to a tournament from an untested player that I have ever seen in my life. Six three’s in row for 62 in the last round on a golf course like Quail Hollow? It’s unthinkable. I expect him to contend this week. He loves the golf course and has good memories of it. And, for the first time in his career he kind of has something to prove. He really hasn’t had that up until now. He has shown himself to be like a Top-10 player in the world and he could quite easily be No. 1 before long.

Feherty made his comments to promote CBS Sports' coverage of the Wells Fargo Championship this weekend. In addition to the defending champ, Feherty will be watching another player closely as well: long-hitting Gary Woodland, who is playing with Phil Mickelson and Nick Watney on Thursday and Friday.

I will be interested to see if Phil can get it past Woodland. Woodland may actually vaporize the ball and I don’t know if there is ruling for that.

February 24, 2011

Truth & Rumors: Nuts! David Feherty takes low blow at school visit

Posted at 3:56 PM by Michael Chwasky

Everyone knows David Feherty likes to entertain, in his own unusual way, but the CBS reporter (and Golf Magazine writer) reached a new high (or low, depending on how you look at it) in a visit to J. Erik Jonsson Community School in Dallas on Wednesday. Feherty met with students to talk about life and golf in hopes of teaching them lessons he learned through his, ahem, varied experiences. After the talk, Feherty donned a protective suit and helmet and let some of the kids hit golf balls at him. Unfortunately one of the kids decided to hit a knock-down shot:


Tiger Woods the Tour's new Devil Ball?

Recently John Cook was raving about how incredibly well Tiger was striking the ball on the range at Isleworth. According to Cook, Tiger's swing just "clicked." Of course we've been hearing this sort of thing a lot from people around the Tour, including the world's former No. 1 himself. But Tiger's performance in tournaments, most notably his ousting from the WGC event in Tucson Wednesday, might have earned him a new nickname: "Devil Ball."

The genesis of this nickname was a 1970's-era Tour player who killed the ball on the range and often looked great early on in tournaments. The original Devil Ball would routinely look like Ben Hogan in practice, go low on the front nine, and then suddenly hit what caddies called "The Devil Ball"—a shot that came out of nowhere and inexplicably went way right or way left. One veteran Tour caddie explained the shot best: "Only the Devil knew where it would end up."

Tiger's tee shot on the 19th hole yesterday, which went way right and ended up in a thorny desert bush looked a lot like the shot that spawned the original Devil Ball nickname. If Tiger doesn't get the latest iteration of his swing and his confidence up and running quickly, he just might find himself with the most undesirable handle on Tour.

Ian Poulter challenges Tiger to consolation match

Known as much for his sartorial splendor and tweeting as his golf game, cheeky Englishman Ian Poulter posted one of his greatest tweets yet after losing his first round match yesterday to Stewart Cink:

“Maybe I should give @Tigerwoods a call and see if we can have game this weekend,”  “We could have our own Matchplay. #Nothingbettertodo.”

As far as we know, Tiger hasn't responded to Poulter's challenge, but you can bet more than a few golf fans would be interested in seeing the two tabloid titans battle it out on the golf course.

Random fact: With his first round loss at the Accenture Match Play Championship, Tiger Woods could become the eighth-ranked player in the world.

July 30, 2010

Truth & Rumors: Feherty says Tiger will return to form

Posted at 2:05 PM by Mike Walker

David Feherty has a simple explanation for the problem with Tiger Woods’s game: It’s his marriage, stupid. Speaking at the South Dakota Make-a-Wish Foundation golf tournament in Sioux Falls, Feherty told Terry Vandrovec of The Argus Leader newspaper that he expects Woods to return to form once he gets his personal life settled.

There's nothing wrong with his swing, there's nothing wrong with anything except the head full of slamming doors that you have when you go through a divorce -- especially when there's children involved. It affects everybody. I think he'll recover from it faster than most people because he's so mentally strong, but golf is a game that's played with long periods of time between shots -- it's not a reaction sport. That's a lot of time for your mind to wander and anytime you get children involved it's a rough time in your life.

People ask me all the time, 'You think Tiger will be back?' Yeah. I think so. I've never seen anything quite like him. I know he's human now. For a while there I even doubted that. But he'll be back.

Feherty also shared some insights about how golf can attract more fans and TV viewers.

I'm hoping over the next few years -- there's a new TV contract that will be negotiated shortly -- that we will see more interaction, we learn a bit more about who these players are, that they're encouraged to show a little more emotion. There's been a long period of time now where players have been encouraged to kind of do the opposite. 'This is a civil sport, it's a gentlemen's game.' Nobody loses their temper, nobody throws clubs anymore. Frankly, that's not good TV. People like to see people losing their minds, being real people.

I'm out there and I'm walking for five hours sometimes with the players and I have great conversations with them. There's stuff that could be on (the air). We could make that decision. You wouldn't put stuff on that's going to burn anybody, but just allow the viewer to know these players a little bit more.

Arnie in grandson’s army
Who says the PGA Tour’s new West Virginia stop at the Greenbrier lacks star power? On Thursday, the tournament landed the game’s biggest star, Arnold Palmer. The Charleston (WV) Daily Mail reports that the King returned to the site of his first Tour win in 1955 to watch his grandson Sam Saunders.

The well-spoken Palmer saw plenty of areas he could have helped his grandson, but couldn't coach from the gallery.

"I whisper to myself what he should be doing, but he isn't hearing me," said Palmer, who earned his first professional victory at The Greenbrier in 1955. "He can hit it and he can play. It's just the question of getting in the right lane. Little things, like the little, quick, start away. Things that are absurd.

"If I was a month younger, I would like to caddy for him. If I could carry his bag, I would."

Saunders, playing on his final sponsor's exemption of the year, shot a 3-over 73.

Tuesdays with Darren
Darren Clarke has always been one of my favorite players to follow during practice rounds because he so obviously enjoys himself on the course and it’s clear that his group has something extra on the line. After playing with Rory McIlroy at the 3 Irish Open on Thursday and posting a 66 to best McIlroy by a stroke, Clarke joked that while his fellow Northern Irishman might have passed him in the rankings, Clarke can still get the better of McIlroy some days, especially in a practice round.

Q. When did you last play with Rory, and do you take extra pleasure from beating him?

DARREN CLARKE: We played together on Tuesday.

Q. In a tournament.

DARREN CLARKE: You didn't say in a tournament, Mr. Garrod, did you. I don't know when is the last time we played together in a tournament. But we do play quite a bit, and you know, I'm usually very good Tuesday and Wednesday golfer, and he's usually better Thursday to Sunday. So I play him for a few quid on Tuesdays and things. He's got enough money, he can afford to give the old man a few quid but last time we played together I'm not quite sure.

Stray Shots
Some things we saw while wondering if ESPN spiked any stories about Tiger Woods in Las Vegas nightclubs...

The Duramed Futures Tour reached a confidential settlement with golfer Sarah Brown after wrongly disqualifying her from a tournament last week. Confidential? Really? The Duramed Futures Tour is taking itself way too seriously. Where is Wikileaks when you need them? (Via Lehigh Valley Live)

The Greenbrier’s jacket-required policy at the casino is a problem for super-casual American Tour pros, but Sergio Garcia brought one. I don't know who will win the Ryder Cup, but it’s a lock that the Euros will be better dressed. (Via Golfweek)

Quote of the Day: Mark Calcavecchia on difficult pin placements at the U.S. Senior Open at Sahalee Country Club near Seattle.

Q. Were there any pin placements in particular?

MARK CALCAVECCHIA: 9, 8, 5, 3, 1, you know, 17, 16, 15, 11, 12, 13 -- I'm telling ya there were at least 13 tough ones, it was unreal.

June 23, 2010

Submit Questions for David Feherty

Posted at 4:52 PM by

Golf Magazine Presents: David Feherty's American Journey airs on CBS at 2 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, July 3, the eve of his first July 4 as an American citizen. (Learn more about the show here.)   Next week, on a special edition of SI Inside Report, David will take questions from this page as well as from Facebook and Twitter.  Submit your questions in the comments section below.  This exclusive SI Inside Report episode will be available on both and next week.

April 09, 2008

Feherty: Show will go on

Posted at 1:17 PM by Cameron Morfit

Feherty_300 CBS Golf personality and Golf Magazine columnist David Feherty said on the Dan Patrick radio show Wednesday morning that he will return to work this week after a bicycle accident left him with broken ribs and a punctured lung.

"The entire right side of my body is perfect," Feherty said. "So I can drive as long as I just make right turns. It's very difficult to plot a route that way. Sometimes you have to go 50, 60 miles in the wrong direction, but I can do it."

Feherty also said the timing of his accident, in which he was sideswiped by a truck while riding near his home in Dallas, was fortuitous. It came during the Florida swing, which is televised by NBC, and Feherty's first event back is one in which he does considerably less walking than usual.

"Fortunately this is the one tournament of the year where I don't walk," he said. "I'm at the 15th tower and I cover the 15th and the 4th holes only."

Asked for his prediction, Feherty replied, "If it's not Mickelson or Woods I'll be surprised."

Click here to listen to the complete broadcast, and you can read his best lines from the interview here.

(Photo: Fred Vuich/SI)

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