LIV Golf has continued to send more shockwaves through the sport by appointing the popular and entertaining David Feherty to their broadcast team.
Feherty has worked for CBS and NBC in his media career, but now he has taken a controversial step in joining the LIV Golf Invitational Series, showing that the Saudi-backed tour wants a strong broadcast line up as well as a strong playing line-up.
The 63-year-old will join Arlo White, Dom Boulet, Troy Mullins, Jerry Foltz and Su-Ann Heng who already make up the commentary and on-course reporting roles for LIV.
The players made the Northern Irishman feel welcome with a video which was posted on social media. The likes of Bryson DeChambeau, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter all contributed.
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LIV Golf’s latest signing #LIVGolf pic.twitter.com/NnvhDxTXSc— LIV Golf (@LIVGolfInv) July 22, 2022
The final contribution at the end of the video came from Phil Mickelson, who was in a location which no one could have expected or realistically guessed.
The 52-year-old recorded his welcome clip while standing in a gorilla refuge in Rwanda. Yes, you read that correctly. Masked up, Lefty included the gorillas in the picture when he greeted Feherty.
Mickelson has always had an outgoing and comical personality which we used to see week-in week-out on the PGA Tour, but even for him, this video was a little out there.
As well as adding Feherty to their ranks, commissioner Greg Norman has also recently lured European Ryder Cup captain Henrik Stenson and PGA Tour players Charles Howell III and Jason Kokrak.
By taking the reported $40 million fee from LIV, Stenson affectively dumped his role as Team Europe's leader for the 2023 Ryder Cup which has now caused a headache for Ryder Cup Europe in their quest to take the trophy back in Italy next year.