Golf News of the Week, September 8, 2015

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Author: Charlie Palmer

CBS Says Goodbye to Veteran, David Feherty

After nearly 20 years with the network, CBS recently reported to have parted ways with controversial golf announcer, David Feherty.

According to the Sports Business Journal, CBS and Feherty couldn’t reach an agreement on his future role on the networks golf coverage.

David Feherty’s sarcastic and outspoken personality made him a household name for the viewers of The Masters, PGA Championship and numerous other golf tournaments aired on the CBS network with his mix of golf and humor that made him one of the most lovable analysts on TV.

Feherty’s last golf appearance on the network was at the recent “The Barclays” tournament.

PGA Says “No Mulligan” to Trump and His Three Year Deal

With three years remaining on a deal to host the Grand Slam of Golf, the PGA officially pulled the plug on Thursday to holding the event this year. It was originally scheduled to be held at the Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles.

The official word came after an earlier announcement in July in which the PGA would move the site for this year’s Grand Slam after controversial statements Trump made about Mexican immigrants.

At that time, Trump and the PGA said it was a mutual decision. Trump’s presidential campaign released a statement saying that “Mr. Trump does not want his friends at the PGA of America to suffer any consequences or backlash with respect to the Grand Slam of Golf.”

The PGA could not find a location in time, noting in their statement that “due to the timing and logistics needed to stage the PGA Grand Slam of Golf to the highest standards, we are disappointed that we will not be able to conduct the event this year.”

Officials noted that the tournament would return for 2016.