David Feherty Signs with NBC Sports, Golf Channel After Parting with CBS

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured Columnist

MARANA, AZ - FEBRUARY 22:  David Feherty reports on the action for CBS Sports during the quarterfinal round of the World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play Championship at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain on February 22, 2014 in Marana, Arizona.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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CBS Sports and analyst David Feherty parted ways earlier this month after the two sides were unable to reach terms on a new contract, but Feherty has already caught on with NBC Sports. 

"Longtime on-course analyst and reporter David Feherty has agreed to an exclusive deal with the NBC Sports Group, which owns Golf Channel, where he will continue covering golf but dip into entertainment as well," relayed Sean Zak of Golf.com on Tuesday. Zak continued:

GolfChannel.com announced Tuesday that the 57-year-old will continue as an on-course analyst for the network’s golf coverage. Besides being used in regular season PGA Tour events, the move to NBC means Feherty will be on the scene at next year's Ryder Cup and Olympics.

“I’m really looking forward to the next step in my career,” Feherty told Golf Channel. “But I’ll miss a lot of people who have had my back for nearly 20 years.” 

According to John Ourand of SportsBusiness Daily on Sept. 1, Feherty's final tournament with the network was at The Barclays last week because the two sides were unable to "reach an agreement" on his future role with CBS' golf coverage. 

At the time, Ourand did note the Irish native "has a relationship" with NBC Sports and has his weekly interview program, Feherty, still airing on the Golf Channel (owned by NBC Universal). It's fitting he ultimately decided to sign there.

Feherty has worked with CBS Sports since retiring from golf in 1997. He's one of the most colorful analysts in all of sports, able to make viewers laugh as often as he informed them.

In addition to his television work, Feherty has worked with EA Sports on the Tiger Woods PGA Tour video game series. That crossover appeal with fans both old and young will certainly make the 57-year-old a hot commodity on the market.    

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