Kidadl

David Feherty

Birthday, Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & Facts

Contents
Social & CommunityLearn more
Social & CommunityLearn more

Share this article

David Feherty’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

David Feherty

Eye Color

Brown

Place Of Birth

Bangor, UK

Age

64 years old

Birth Date

August 12, 1958

Star Sign

Cancer

David Feherty Facts

Child Star?

No

Occupation

Golfer

Education & Qualifications

Bangor Grammar school

Current Partner

Anita Feherty

Children

Shey Feherty, Fred Schneider, Karl Schneider, Rory Feherty, Erin Feherty

Parents

Billy Feherty, Vi Ferherty

Height

1.8m (5'8"")

Nationality

British

Chinese Year

Year of the Dog

About David Feherty

David Feherty was born in the Northern Irish town of Bangor, which is located in County Down.

David Feherty is a famous and widely known retired European Tour and PGA Tour professional golfer. David Feherty currently serves NBC Sports and the Golf Channel as a columnist and broadcaster.

He became a professional in 1976 and devoted most of the time of his career to Europe, winning five times and reaching the top 10 of the European Tour's Order of Merit twice, in the subsequent years of 1989 as well 1990. He spent much of 1994 and 1995 completing his PGA Tour in the United States, with his best finish securing a second-place finish at the New England Classic in 1994.

After which, David Feherty was the captain of the winning 1990 Alfred Dunhill Cup team for Ireland in the global tournament. Feherty left the tours in 1997, and after leaving his passion, he began working as a reporter and a golf analyst. David also made significant contributions to the famous Golf Magazine, where he also has his very own piece, which is called 'Sidespin,' on the backside of the magazine.

David is also a very famous author of four books, one of which is 'A Nasty Bit of Rough,' which has a fantastic plot. After this, David published his most famous book called 'Somewhere In Ireland A Village Is Missing An Idiot,' and this book is one of his bestsellers. Apart from this, he has also written 'An Idiot For All Seasons' and 'David Feherty's Subjective History Of The Ryder Cup,' which have all ranked as bestsellers by the one and only New York Times as well as Booksense.

His kids' names are Shey Feherty, Erin Feherty, Rory Feherty, Karl Schneider, and Fred Schneider. David Feherty is widely known for his performances on the PGA and European Tours.

David Feherty's Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What is David Feherty’s net worth?

David Feherty has a net worth of $3 million.

How much does David Feherty earn per year?

David Feherty earned up to $1.5 million at the peak of his career.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall is David Feherty?

David Feherty is 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) tall.

How old is David Feherty?

David Feherty was born on August 13, 1958. He will be 64 years old on his birthday in 2022.

Childhood And Education

William David Feherty was born in the Irish town of Bangor in the county of Down in 1958. His surname was supposed to be David, not William, as his birth certificate indicates. Yet, it was somehow muddled up since his father was intoxicated when filling out the documents. Feherty quipped that this would also mark his fate in regard to subsequent addiction, implying that his dad was an alcoholic, and he would suffer from his addiction. Apart from that, he believes that his boyhood was ordinary, and he possessed the quick wit for which he is now known. Feherty dropped out of school at the age of 16 to pursue his ambition for golf after having spent years training as a child and a teenager. After years of practice, he also wanted to be an opera singer but discovered that golf was a better fit for him.

David Feherty eventually boosted his score from a 5-handicap to something that might earn him money from working at numerous golf courses across the UK for years. He turned pro in 1976, and then he spent a few years establishing himself mostly on the European circuit.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is David Feherty’s partner?

David Feherty's current wife is Anita Feherty. He was earlier married to Caroline Feherty and had two sons with her.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Apart from his former career as a professional golfer, David Feherty is also a very well-known author of four best-selling books, as stated by the New York Times. After giving up on playing golf, he took up a career as a golf analyst and an on-course reporter, and he presented his own weekly primetime chat program, which is known as 'Feherty', on the Golf Channel between the years 2011 to 2021. He also became a broadcaster for CBS Sports. Since 2014, David has been actively touring the country with his comedy tour.

Charity Work

Along with George Lopez, he co-hosted the show 'Lopez-Feherty Foundation Anti-Pro-Am.' He has also worked with the Troops First Foundation.

What awards has David Feherty won?

Throughout this time, David Feherty won five major tournaments on the European Tour, cementing his place in golf history.

From 1986 through 1992, he won the Italian Open, Bell's Scottish Open, and BMW International Open. After this, he also managed to win the Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open, as well as the Iberia Madrid Open.

He also won the Irish PGA Championship and the South African PGA Championship, among several other events. His career achievements from playing golf have been around $3 million, and he was also a member of Europe's Ryder Cup team in 1991. David Feherty decided to formally retire from his amazing career in the field of golf in 1997, after which he went on to have one of the most famous broadcasting professions in history.

He was awarded the Army Civilian Award in 2012 for his contribution to the U.S. Army Community.

David Feherty’s Hobbies And Interests

David Feherty loves to play golf and sing whenever he gets time. He also loves to watch movies with his family and his five kids during vacations; he believes spending quality time with your family is important.

Other Interesting David Feherty Facts And Trivia

  • Feherty's propensity to be transparent with supporters and the world regarding his private life may have contributed to his popularity.
  • Before meeting Anita, he was engaged to Caroline Feherty, a South African fashion model, and the couple had two boys together.
  • They also had a daughter after he married Anita, and they now have five children, including Anita's two sons from a former spouse.
  • David Feherty has openly fought his deepest fears, revealing that he has battled depression and alcoholism throughout his life. He rarely shies away from discussing his concerns, even having been sober for nearly ten years.
  • In a conversation with the famous Golf Magazine, David Feherty first acknowledged his past and publicly criticized Tom Cruise and Scientology's beliefs that counseling and medications are ineffective against mental illness.
  • This, coupled with a slew of other prominent and sometimes divisive viewpoints, has only added to his celebrity status.
  • Feherty has also indicated that he struggles with bipolar disorder following his initial statement.
  • He states that he gets out of bed overwhelmed with sadness on several days and that treatment and medication have helped him maintain his equilibrium.
  • His final event with CBS was 'The Barclays'.

Main image credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com

Was this article helpful?

Subscribe for parenting tips, family money advice, baby names and more

By joining Kidadl you agree to Kidadl’s and and consent to receiving marketing communications from Kidadl.