On Tuesday we learned that Golf Channel reporter and TV host David Feherty had lost his son Shey. Feherty broke the heartbreaking news to the world that Shey had died of an overdose Saturday on his 29th birthday. Feherty wrote, “My first born son is gone from me, dying from an overdose on his 29th birthday. Bless his sweet heart, I will fight on.”
Feherty, who himself has battled drug and alcohol addiction in his life, is a beloved figure in the game from his time as a pro to his current work as an on-course reporter and host of his own Golf Channel TV show. As such, golf media and pros took to Twitter to offer Feherty their condolences and support in this trying time.
.@Fehertwit David, Thinking of you and the family. Be strong my friend. Much love The Poulter’s
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) August 2, 2017
— Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) August 2, 2017
David, so terribly sad to hear this tragic loss. Vivienne, my family & I send our condolences, love and support during this difficult time.
— Gary Player (@garyplayer) August 1, 2017
Sorry to hear the sad news from @Fehertwit family loss today. Best wishes to you Guys.
— Ernie Els (@TheBig_Easy) August 1, 2017
Praying for @Fehertwit and his family for the tragic loss .
— Ken Duke (@DukePGA) August 1, 2017
I say again. Everyone you meet is fighting a battle of which you know nothing. Be nice, be compassionate ,because we never know. Peace Shey.
— Peter Kostis (@peterjkostis) August 1, 2017
Sad to hear. Thoughts and prayers with you and the family David
— Tony Finau Golf (@tonyfinaugolf) August 1, 2017
I am so sorry to hear this horrible news… you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
— Paula Creamer (@ThePCreamer) August 1, 2017
So sorry to hear of your tragic loss Fehert. Thinking of you and your family.
— Lee Westwood (@WestwoodLee) August 1, 2017
@Fehertwit My sincere condolences to the Feherty family, prayers and thoughts go out to you during this tragic time.
— Branden Grace (@BrandenGrace) August 2, 2017
Justine and I send our deepest condolences to you David. We are so sorry to hear about your son. Prayers are with you and your family.
— Patrick Reed (@PReedGolf) August 2, 2017
Prayers for you and your family. No family deserves to go through losing a child
— Tommy Gainey (@TwoGlovesGolf) August 1, 2017
Keeping your family in my prayers ❤️ absolutely heartbreaking.
— Amanda Balionis (@Amanda_Balionis) August 1, 2017
David, I am so sorry. God bless you and your family.
— Damon Hack (@damonhackGC) August 1, 2017
Our deepest condolences go out to the Feherty family. pic.twitter.com/UtLn9WaXui
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) August 1, 2017
Thank you all so much for your messages. To be surrounded by such love is of great comfort to me at this time
— David Feherty (@Fehertwit) August 1, 2017