Every split-second becomes an anguished moment for a parent to lose his child. And David Feherty still deals with the excruciating pain after his son passed away at a tender age.
Former Golfer David’s career of over two decades is itself praiseworthy. After many acclaimed golf titles, he fulfills the responsibility of an NBC golf analyst off the field.
Marriage With Second Wife Spans Over Two Decades; Son Dies Through Overdose
David’s second marriage is with a successful interior designer, Anita Schneider. They got married back in 1996. His wife was a divorcee when they were introduced to each other through a mutual friend. From her previous marriage, she has two sons named Fred and Karl.
Previously, the former golfer got hitched with a lady named Caroline DeWitt Feherty in 1993. Before they parted ways in 1995, the exes had two sons named (late) Shey and Rory.
Despite both their bitter past marriages, the husband-wife duo's matrimony escalates over 22 years. Not many couples get to celebrate 20 years of marital life, but fortunately, David and his wife do. The lovebirds also share five children; four sons and a daughter named Erin Feherty (born in 1998).
David and his wife, Anita Schneider on 31 May 2016 (Photo: Twitter)
The Sportscaster also had a long history of alcohol and pills, and his 49-year-old partner has always supported him on his recovery phase. He struggled with depression but admitted to not taking liquors from 2005.
The love and affection of the family are always upon David, and similarly, he is equally devoted to his wife and children. He always tries to make sure his love gets conveyed to his family.
Adding on his depression struggle, his son died at the age of 29 in 2017 through alcohol and cocaine overdose. The tragic incident took place on 29 July 2017 on Shey’s 29th Birthday at their Dallas resident.
David got a phone call from his younger son, Rory, who informed him about Shey’s death which was uncertain at that time. Just before Shey’s demise, both David and Anita had planned to make birthday wish call to Shey.
Few weeks prior to the saddening incident (On 4 July 2018), Shey had texted his step-mom, Anita, for his rehabilitation therapy, and David was even addressed by Shey's medical team to restrict him giving money which his son used for drugs.
Since his son is no more, the former player is coping harder with depression. On his June 2018 interview for Golf magazine, he talked about being devastated and guilty after his son dies (death).
What Is David Feherty’s Net Worth?
The former Irish Golfer garnered a net worth of $3 million from his playing and sports analyst career. He started earning his paycheck from professional golf in the year 1976 and won five European tours including Italian and Bell Scotish Open in 1986 and Iberia Madrid Open in 1982, to name a few. Moreover, he has also been receiving a lucrative salary from news channel including CBS and ABC Broadcast.
In 1997, his 21 years of playing career concluded after he retired at the age of 39. Right after his retirement, David worked as an on-course reporter and golf analyst for CBS Sports. After 19 years of close association with CBS, David allied with NBC in 2011 and started hosting Emmy-nominated TV program, Feherty. David is making an enormous salary at NBC-- multiple times more than the seven figures paycheck that he was receiving at CBS.
Apart from Golf-analysis, David also started his live show, Feherty Off Tour – Wandering Around On His Own in 2014. The Sports analyst travels across North American, and some of his upcoming shows are at The Palace Theatre at Stamford, Connecticut on 25 October 2018 and Myrtle Beach Convention Center at South Carolina on 27 October 2018.
David was born on 13 August 1958 in Bangor, Northern Ireland, as per wiki. David stands at the height of 1.78 m (5 feet 10 inches), and his birth sign is Leo.