In a sport often stereotyped for its formality and lack of emotion, professional golf announcer David Feherty has long been working to buck this undesirable trend.
Ever since his professional career ended in 1997, Feherty has made a name for himself with his bold and vibrant personality as a reporter, becoming renowned for moves such as explicitly calling Tiger Woods a loser on air and allowing John Daly to drive a golf ball from a tee sitting in his mouth. But while Feherty's reputation to the public has always been positive, the 57-year-old has battled personal demons throughout, having openly admitted to bouts with depression and consistent abuse of alcohol and hard drugs.
In a segment that premiered this week on HBO Real Sports, Feherty discusses the ups and downs of his tumultuous career in a powerful trip behind the scenes:
Feherty was hired by NBC Sports full-time earlier in 2016.
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