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NatPost Column: Feherty Back in the Booth

My latest National Post column, based on an interview with David Feherty, is now online:

David Feherty isn’t used to being silenced. He is quick with a smart remark or a verbal jab whenever the opportunity presents itself on a CBS golf telecast. Some think he’s incorrigible, but truthfully, he always runs the fine line between being funny and intolerable, seemingly always more the former than the later.

But in March, the jokes stopped. Feherty, known for his love of cycling, often taking his bike out for rides that tally 8,000 miles a year, was struck by a trailer being pulled by a truck. It knocked him down and then the trailer rolled over him.

“Getting run over by a trailer “ it stings a little,” he says, smirking, having just finished broadcasting the Telus Skins Game in Kelowna, B.C.

The full column is here. It removes one quote that was likely deemed inappropriate for a family newspaper (is there such thing anymore): “I could be the white Calvin Peete, he says, referring to the former African American PGA Tour player who famously broke his arm, but gained remarkable accuracy. But Id need a gold tooth and a bigger dick. I dont think itll work for me either way.

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Robert Thompson

A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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