David Feherty was working the Masters and part of the gig entailed doing a late-night wrap-up show with Jim Nantz from Butler Cabin. Between the end of the CBS live broadcast and the taping he started boozing, which is how he ended up getting lost in the darkness of Augusta National and driving his car across the fabled par-3 course. Not quite a tradition unlike any other.
“Sir, have you been drinking?” asked the cop who apprehended him.
“Well, officer,” said Feherty, “if that’s your first question I know why you didn’t make detective.”
After he defeated Ian Baker-Finch and Christy O’Connor Jnr to win the 1986 Scottish Open at Haggs Castle in Glasgow, Feherty partied for 48 hours straight with, amongst others, members of Led Zeppel …