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David Feherty Bringing Thick Accent, 'Irish Fart Jokes' to St. Louis

The former golf profession and current broadcaster will be in St. Louis for his "Live Off Tour" show next weekend.

July 31, 2018 - 1:02 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - In 1992, David Feherty played in his final PGA Championship which just so happned to be at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. Unfortunately, what made the weekend memorable for him wasn't his play on the course. It was the fact that had only brought one pair of shoes with him to the tournament, and fellow pro Payne Stewart glued them together.

"I actually had to borrow a pair of shoes from Jack Ferenz and he had strange size feet," Feherty says. "He had one 10 and 9 ... Well it didn't work out great." 

Nick Price went on to win that year, as Feherty missed the cut shooting back-to-back rounds of 75 on Thursday and Friday.

Feherty will return to St. Louis for not just the 100th playing of the PGA Championship, which returns to Bellerive, but also for his Live Off Tour show next Saturday, August 11 at Touhill Performing Arts Center on UMSL's campus. He joined the Mark Reardon Show on KMOX to talk about the Championship, which runs August 6-12. 

You can hear their full conversation from Monday below, beginning at the 20:30 mark:

Feherty's show has been called "a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Johnny Carson" as he talks on stage about his life, family, golf, broadcasting and "a bunch of Irish fart jokes and other social commentary along the way." 

Reardon also asked the NBC golf commentator about his opinions in next week's Championship at Bellerive. 

"This is a tournament that's run by professional golfers, for professional golfers on one of the great golf courses in the world," Feherty says before giving his possible front runners to win. "You know, it's going to suit Dustin Johnson, it is going to suit Tiger Woods and Tommy Fleetwood. You know, guys that like to play hard golf courses."

Woods, who hasn't won a major tournament since 2013, is in search of his 15th major championship victory. 

"I walked with him for the last 18 holes last week in Scotland and I said to him at one point, 'I remember you.' And he smiled and said 'Yeah.' You can see that his patience is there. He has patience that he didn't have," Feherty says. "And he looks very much at peace to me and he looks very, very dangerous when it comes to the desire that he has, the ability that he has, the willpower that he's always had to get across the finish line. I would be very surprised if he doesn't compete at the PGA. I would be very surprised if he doesn't compete at the World Golf Championships at Firestone. I would expect him to win very soon."