Feherty’s Son Dies After Overdose


The golf world is feeling for one of its most beloved characters, David Feherty, after tragedy struck his family. The witty on-course commentator and talk show host announced on Monday that he lost his eldest son, Shey, to a drug overdose on his birthday. He was 29.

Golf Channel also released a statement from NBC Sports chairman Mark Lazarus and NBC Sports golf president Mike McCarley via social media:

“Our deepest condolences go out to David Feherty and his family on the passing of his oldest son, Shey. Family means everything to David, and his Golf Channel, NBC Sports and extended television family send their love and support at this difficult time.”


The news of Feherty’s loss drew condolences from both Hall of Famers and celebrities alike:

And like the gentleman he is, he graciously thanked everybody for the support:

The 58-year-old himself has been open about his personal battle with drugs, alcohol and depression. He has five children: Shey, Rory, Erin, Karl and Fred.

Our thoughts are with Feherty and his family during this trying time.

[Golf Channel]


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