David Feherty is leaving NBC and is expected to join LIV Golf as an analyst
Another win for the LIV Golf League. Reports last night confirmed that golf analyst David Feherty and NBC have parted ways, with the legendary announcer planning to join LIV.
Feherty is expected to be an analyst on 8-to-10 LIV Golf tournaments each year. Previously, he was a part of the PGA Tour broadcasts on CBS for more than two decades before moving to NBC and the Golf Channel over the past seven years.
Feherty was a part of NBC’s coverage of the British Open over the weekend, and is now the next domino to fall for LIV Golf, after reports yesterday hinted that Cameron Smith could also be making a move to LIV Golf just 24 hours after winning The Open last weekend.
The PGA Tour continues to have a major problem on their hands. Feherty is an iconic golf figure and for LIV Golf to poach him is just another step in legitimizing the new golf league.
Money talks, and it’s pretty clear that LIV Golf is content on buying anyone they want by throwing boat loads of cash at them. Just last week, Charles Barkley talked about joining LIV Golf as well, and is set to meet with Greg Norman sometime in the near future.
Donald Trump Weighs in on LIV Golf Tournaments at his clubs this year.
Trump’s golf courses will host two LIV events this year, with the next event being played at the end of the month in New Jersey.
“All of those golfers that remain ‘loyal’ to the very disloyal PGA, in all of its different forms, will pay a big price when the inevitable MERGER with LIV comes, and you get nothing but a big ‘thank you’ from PGA officials who are making Millions of Dollars a year,” Trump wrote. “If you don’t take the money now, you will get nothing after the merger takes place, and only say how smart the original signees were.”
“I made a deal with them,” Trump said of the LIV executives. “They’re very good people. They’re very fine people. Greg Norman’s been a total gentleman, you know, and he’s wanted to do this for years and now he has the right backers because, you know, [the Saudi money] is unlimited. They can do the job right. I think when you put up first-place prize money for $6 or $7 million, I think a lot of people are gonna be showing up, to be honest with you.”
Yikes. Regardless of what you think of Donald Trump, him coming out against the PGA Tour and supporting LIV Golf is definitely newsworthy. He’s also not wrong. The Saudi’s will continue to buy up any talent they can find with their unlimited stash of blood money and more personalities and players will defect from the PGA Tour.
On top of that, Trump is obviously making millions by hosting their events, so it should come as no surprise he is now openly supporting LIV Golf.
The PGA Tour has a major problem on their hands and will need to get creative to stop the bleeding.