By John Strege
There are many reasons to appreciate professional golfer turned CBS golf analyst David Feherty, among them his inherent irreverence.
It surfaced again in an interview with Los Angeles Times’ columnist Bill Dwyre.
The background: Feherty, a native of Northern Ireland, played on the European Ryder Cup team in 1991, the War by the Shore. In 2010, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States.
So, who is he rooting for in the Ryder Cup this year?
“I'll root for the Americans," Feherty told Dwyre. "I pledged allegiance to the flag. Also, when I say that, it pisses off Colin Montgomerie."
The two have engaged in a feud of sorts, the basis of which apparently was Feherty having dubbed Montgomerie “Mrs. Doubtfire.”
“I christened him Mrs. Doubtfire,” Feherty told Jay Leno on the Tonight Show in February of 2013, “because he just looked like Mrs. Doubtfire.”
“Did he take umbrage with that?” Leno asked.
“Let’s just say he was a little miffed,” Feherty replied.
In 2012, Feherty also said he was rooting for the U.S., though without adding the Montgomerie jab.