David Feherty: Tiger Gets No Privacy Or Respect

Heartwrenching comments from the CBS and Golf Channel announcer David Feherty, especially if you set them to Ave Maria.

Talking to AL.com's John Talty:

"For the last 18 years he has had a camera meet him in the parking lot and follow him to the parking lot when he's done," Feherty said. "It's a great shame, really, that we haven't given him any privacy or any kind of respect. Even this last episode when he was so bummed and deflated, and for the first time he gave the impression he felt like a basket case, we still followed him to his car and watched him struggle to get his shoes off and drive away.

"I mean, really? Enough. I never thought I'd feel sorry for him, but I do."

I felt sorry for the guys in the fitness trailer 40 feet away, whose path the media blocked, apparently preventing Woods from getting immediate treatment on his deactivated glutes.

Feherty also reveals his contract is up at the end of this year but, thankfully, he's not suggesting he wants to end his entertaining run of announcing and shows just yet.

Feherty: All of my contracts are up at the end of this year with the Golf Channel and CBS so I don't know where I'll be or what I'll be doing. It's kind of a strange time, but no matter what happens, I'll think of something. I've got to a stage in my life having been through what I've been through and gotten sober and healthy for the last eight-and-a-half years, nothing matters to me except the time I have left and how I spend it. It's nothing to do with money or anything else. It's just about time, it's all that matters. If I can spend that time enjoying myself, but helping other people, then I'll grab my hat and be happy."

AL: If you are still having fun, would you want to stay with CBS and the Golf Channel?

Feherty: Absolutely, I enjoy doing it. I'm constantly surprised. Can you believe I get paid for this shit?