David Feherty grew up in Northern Ireland and was a member of Europe’s Ryder Cup team in 1991.
So naturally, Feherty said he will be rooting for the U.S. during the Ryder Cup at Medinah.
Actually, it makes sense. Feherty, a resident of Dallas, loves the United States so much, he became an American citizen. When he’s not working, which nearly is all the time, he spends countless hours with wounded veterans.
Said Feherty of his choice and how it would go with his good friend, Sam Torrance, Europe’s captain in 2002:
Well, to be honest, I’ve been leaning in that direction for quite a while now. You know, since my first visit toIraqback in 2006, I’ve felt like ‑‑ well, that was the instant that I knew I had to be an American. I’d wanted to be one for a while, but my wife had always wanted to be married to an Irishman, and I wasn’t going to win that argument.
But she knew things had changed for me when I came back from down range there with our armed forces.
Sam was fine. He knows. He’s the greatest friend I’ve ever had, and he knows that I’m an American. Yeah, he gave me a hard time afterwards, and he’ll give me a hard time again most of the week, but that’s what you expect from your friends. If he were kind to me about it or say, you know, hey, I understand, I’d be seriously worried. There’s a plot going on somewhere.