David Feherty was once referred to as “a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Johnny Carson” by The New York Times—and the professional golfer-turned golf analyst-turned humorist will be bringing his one-man show to the McCallum Theatre for two performances, at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23.

Feherty is a former professional golfer on the European Tour and PGA Tour who now works as a broadcaster and writer with NBC Sports and Golf Channel. Born in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland, Feherty turned professional in 1976 and spent most of his playing career in Europe, where he won five times and finished in the Top 10 twice in the European Tour’s Order of Merit. He spent 1994 and 1995 mainly playing on the PGA Tour, and finished second at the 1994 New England Classic.

In 1997, Feherty retired from the tours and began his career as an on-course reporter and golf analyst. Feherty is a contributor to Golf Magazine and has his own column in the back of the magazine called “Sidespin.” He is also a New York Times best-selling author of four books: A Nasty Bit of RoughSomewhere in Ireland a Village Is Missing an IdiotAn Idiot for All Seasons, and David Feherty’s Totally Subjective History of the Ryder Cup. In 2011, Feherty premiered his own weekly primetime talk show called Feherty on the Golf Channel.

Feherty is also a co-announcer on EA Sports’ Tiger Woods PGA Tour series with Jim Nantz, and is a periodic guest on Dallas’ sports radio station, KTCK. 

In 2014, Feherty decided to take his act on the road and travel across North America for his live show, Off Tour! Wandering Around on His Own. His cutting-edge style is full of great stories from behind the scenes. As The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said, “David Feherty was uproariously funny. It was two hours of zaniness and madcap storytelling. People were coming out of their seats with laughter.”

Please note that proof of vaccination is required for entry into all McCallum Theatre performances. Masks must be worn at all times. For updated information on health and safety protocols, please visit www.mccallumtheatre.com.

Tickets for this performance are priced at $125, $95 and $65. Tickets are available online or by calling the McCallum Theatre Box Office at (760) 340-2787. The McCallum Theatre, located at 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert CA 92260, accepts payment by cash, personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.