LIV Golf commentator contradicts (?) previous claim

David Feherty has claimed there was another huge reason other than money he decided to join the controversial LIV Golf League.

LIV Golf commentator contradicts (?) previous claim

David Feherty has claimed the opportunity to become a lead analyst was one of the biggest reasons he joined LIV Golf

Feherty ditched the PGA Tour in August 2022 during LIV's beta-test, inaugural campaign. 

When he did so, he was fairly forthright in his reasons for doing so. "Money," he said matter-of-factly during an interview with The Blade

Then he let rip on LIV players who were arguing they were simply growing the game. His response? "Bulls---"

Full marks for honesty. 


Harold Varner III followed suit with a similarly dim view of LIV players' rationale for switching tours before the 2023 Masters

As for Feherty, he was arguably the biggest non-player to join LIV.

And he is now an integral part of the broadcast team that includes Arlo White, Jerry Foltz, Dom Boulet, Su-Ann Heng and Rachel Drummond. 

LIV Golf are now in their third year and it's fair to say Feherty has absolutely no regrets on leaving NBC Sports and Golf Channel. 

He recently opened up about all things LIV in an interview with GOLF Originals with Michael Bamberger

Feherty told the publication it meant a 'great deal' to finally have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Paul Azinger and Sir Nick Faldo. 

Azinger was axed as NBC's lead golf analyst earlier this year. Reports have suggested he declined to take a pay cut. 

"Money was one of the main motivators," Feherty said. "But it was also the opportunity to be a lead analyst."

"I spent 20 years on the ground. I spent years in the booth and satellite towers and all the rest.

"But the opportunity to sit at 18 and do what a Paul Azinger or a Nick Faldo — to have that role, it meant a great deal to me.

"It meant a great deal that someone would think highly enough of me that I were able to do that."

Feherty and LIV will head to Trump National Doral in Miami for their next event over 5-7 April. 

Joaquin Niemman leads the individual standings with Bryson DeChambeu's Crushers dominating the team element. 

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