David Feherty Explains Why Today's Players Are Less Interesting Compared to Past Eras

David Feherty Explains Why Today’s Players Are Less Interesting Compared to Past Eras

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David Feherty broadcasts from the 16th green during the third round of the 2012 Phoenix Open.
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The outspoken, goofy, witty and controversial David Feherty says social media is making today’s stars less interesting.

In a Q and A with Rolling Stone, Feherty said that even though today’s stars are “better than we were,” they aren’t as interesting. His answer came after he was asked if young players such as Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson are boring compared to Feherty’s era, and if that’s a good thing for golf. Here is Feherty’s response:

“Well, we had idiots for sure in my era, but what’s not boring about these kids is the way that they play,” he said. “Anybody who is a fan of the game knows it’s a spectacular time to watch golf. The guys are just so much better than we were. Even the best players of my era — the best players now are just better.

“I guess it’s just the way that the world is at the minute; they seem less interesting because they can’t afford to be interesting, thanks to social media and all that. And you know, those things are supposed to be a benefit to the human race. I don’t know if I see that.”

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You can read the entire interview here.