CBS and Legendary Golf Commentator, David Faherty Part Ways

Sep 5, 2015

As the CBS golf schedule came to a close with the Barclays last weekend, so did their career relationship with long time golf announcer David Faherty. John Ourand from the SportsBusiness Journal reported that Faherty, who had been with CBS for 19 years, announced that The Barclays would be his last golf tournament with CBS. Sources claim that the two sides could not come to an agreement on Faherty’s role on the network’s golf coverage – news that championship golf courses in Florida are sad to hear.

David Faherty was born in Northern Ireland and took up the sport of golf at a young age. Faherty even made it to the pros and became a 5-time European tour winner. He retired from professional golf in 1997 and made his way to show business.

Faherty was with CBS for nearly twenty years and was infamously known for his untraditional golf commentating style. He was often referred to as outspoken and stood out as a golf reporter for his candor and wit. Faherty was one of the most recognizable golf commentators and has a loyal following.

Fans of Faherty and golf courses in Florida should not worry about his departure from CBS, as he will not be sitting on the sidelines for too long. There are talks of him partnering with Fox, NBC, and even the Golf Channel. It is evident that Faherty’s fans are outraged by the news, but this could be a positive, golf fans across south Florida and across the nation could get even more opportunities to hear him from the golf courses in Florida and other studios.

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