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.
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.”
Feherty spent 19 years with CBS, but the two sides were unable to come to a new agreement regarding Feherty’s continued role with the network’s golf coverage.
His new deal will allow him to continue hosting his Golf Channel show, “Feherty,” but also contains a clause with Universal Television for entertainment show purposes. The “first look development deal” does not guarantee he will get any screen time in such an entertainment show, but shows an interest in him as a host.