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Golf's hottest property is not Spieth or Day - It's David Feherty!

Golf’s hottest property is not Spieth or Day – It’s David Feherty!

Golf’s hottest property is not Spieth or Day – It’s David Feherty!

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The apparent departure of David Feherty after 19 years walking the fairways for CBS and filling the airways with clever comments has created yet another fight in a seemingly endless battle for content and talent among networks vying for the most valuable property in entertainment — live sports.

Even as word spread that talks between CBS and Andrew Elkin, Feherty’s agent for Creative Artists Agency (CAA), had broken down, CBS supplied only a polite “no comment” when asked about the matter by GolfDigest.com.

Golf's hottest property is not Spieth or Day - It's David Feherty!

NBC/Golf Channel, owned by Comcast, and Fox Sports, considered the main suitors for Feherty’s talents, also responded with a “no comment.” Contacted through NBC/Golf Channel, Feherty also chose not to respond.

But industry insiders with knowledge of the situation said the fight for Feherty would intensify the already bitter battle between Fox Sports and NBC/GC, which is still licking its wounds after losing the USGA contract to Fox, a network that this year became a newcomer to golf.

Multiple sources say the CBS situation was soured by the two factors: Feherty wanted a booth job rather than roaming the fairways, but Nick Faldo already shares that duty with Jim Nantz. CAA was demanding a salary figure CBS was unwilling to meet.

Read more here on the internal fight for golf’s hottest property right now!

Source: Golf Digest   

Pictures:    Keith Allison

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