Feherty's Mailbag

Feherty’s Mailbag

If you’ve ever wanted to send David Feherty a question or comment, here’s your chance! David is putting down his mike to answer your E-mails in his mailbag column for GOLFONLINE.

Click here to send him your best question or comment. (Note: Letters may be edited for clarity and length).

David, what happened? Either CBS had you on Prozac or a 30-second delay this past Masters. It must have nearly killed you to have to be polite the whole time. Kudos to Mr. Phil — he came through in the clutch! P.S. I’m planning a 25th wedding anniversary trip to Ireland/Northern Ireland this fall — get to play golf at least twice — recommendations?
— Hugh Quinn, Vestavia Hills, Alabama

The delay is because everything I say is a third or fourth option. It takes me a while to filter out the stuff that won’t work.

Play Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, (and don’t forget the little course there, the Valley) the Ava course at Clandeboye and Portstewart, Baltray on the way down south and then renew your vows at Dirty Nellie’s near Bunratty Castle.

Since the Masters ended, I’ve been constantly searching for news on the Sergio Garcia “attitude” to interviewers. I haven’t found a single comment. I don’t know if it’s a matter of no one in the media wanting to explore it or what. What are your views regarding what’s going on with Sergio’s attitude? He seemed to indicate it’s a “Tiger gets all the press” thing, but I can’t imagine it’s that simple.
— Ric Holland, Loganville, GA

You don’t own that tunnel in New York, do you? Man, that’s got to be a money-maker for you.

Isn’t it funny how when players puke in their shoes and play like 10 handicappers, they don’t want to talk to anybody? Then when things turn around and they shoot lights out, “the press guys are a bunch of derelicts who only want to cover the leaders and no one cared when I was shooting 11 over and to hell with you bastards and I don’t have to talk to you ’cause you’re not the boss of me and anyway, I don’t like you and I’m going to my room now and never, ever like have to talk to you like EVER again and I’m gonna’ hold my breath ’till I burst. That’ll teach you, you geeks! I HATE TIGER! I HATE HIM, I HATE HIM!”

Other than that, I think Sergio behaved in a very mature manner.

David, my friends and I were discussing Phil Michelson’s Master win and have reached a disagreement we were hoping you could settle. Just prior to Phil’s winning putt, DiMarco had to putt along the same line as Phil. When DiMarco putted his ball, Phil quickly ran behind DiMarco to watch how his putt reacted. Though legal, I found the action very unprofessional and ungentleman-like and never have witnessed this action prior to this (not even playing with hackers on the weekend). My friends disagree and state, “anything to win.” What do you think?
— Robert Genetelli, Wantage, NJ

Come on now Bobby, how many guys called you “Genetalia,” in high school?

Well, let’s think about this…I’m the best player never to win a major…all I have to do is make this putt…the damn Masters, for God’s sake…finally, a MAJOR…after all this time…Mr. Palmer’s last Masters…everybody’s pulling for me…should I look at this putt to see what it does??? Noooooo, that would be rude. People will think me impolite, for God’s sake! What would Emily Post say? The boys at La Jolla Country Club will be appalled. OR…I could lose this thing. Yea, I’m checking it out!

Phil’s actions were not only legal, they were as professional as it gets.

I’ve watched Masters tournaments on television for about 45 years. Your work on Sunday was by far your best effort ever. It was refreshing to witness you being humble, appreciative of great golf, and not continuously trying hard to find something funny to say. Great job!
— Frank Watson, Spartanburg, SC

You’re no relation to Tom are you? If you remember, it was his letter about McCord that got him (McCord, that is) the boot from Augusta. While I appreciate you saying those nice things, I never try hard to find something funny to say. I just say what I think and if it comes off sounding funny, well, okay.

As I watched the third round of the Masters, I couldn’t help but notice the gallery. Is it just the camera shots I saw, or were there really almost no African Americans in the gallery at Augusta? Side note: My name for Hootie and his cohorts: Hootie and the Blowhards (yep — instead of “Hootie and the Blowfish”) Absolutely LOVE your column — your quick wit leaves me breathless with laughter. Your insights on the game and its denizens are priceless. Thank you!
— Theresa Turner

Don’t be watching the mail for that membership application to Augusta anytime soon, hon.


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