After a weekend of golf that included a monumental collapse by Alex Cejka and another tough round for Tiger (Oh, by the way, Henrik Stenson is your winner), David Feherty and his subsequent apology is all that is making news in the golf world.
If you haven’t heard–and where have you been?–Feherty wrote a controversial column for the Dallas-based D Magazine.
Feherty’s comments: “If you gave any U.S. soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Osama bin Laden, there’s a good chance that Nancy Pelosi would get shot twice, and Harry Reid and bin Laden would be strangled to death.”
There you have it. But is this really that surprising? Feherty says outlandish stuff all the time–that’s why CBS pays him. He makes golf interesting. Sure, it’s a stupid comment. But I don’t think it deserves any more than an apology, which Feherty has already given.
These were his comments yesterday: “This passage was a metaphor meant to describe how American troops felt about our 43rd president,” Feherty said in a statement. “In retrospect, it was inappropriate and unacceptable, and has clearly insulted Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid, and for that, I apologize. As for our troops, they know I will continue to do as much as I can for them both at home and abroad.”
That’s it. The story is dead. No more media coveraged needed.