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David Feherty bringing ‘Off Tour’ show to Augusta during Masters week

David Feherty at Universal's Sound Stage 20 running through a dress rehearsal for his upcoming live shows.

There are few people around professional golf who have seen more (and said more) over the years than David Feherty.

With a storied – and sometimes controversial – career in and around the sport spanning more than 40 years, he has plenty of stories to tell.

The longtime player and analyst is bringing his live show, “Off Tour,” to Augusta’s Imperial Theatre in April, this time with a dash of pimento cheese and egg salad.

The show’s origin story began at a corporate outing in London, Ontario, more than a decade ago. Brad Jones, owner of Jones Entertainment Group, attended Feherty’s talk there.

“He approached me afterwards and asked me if I had ever thought about doing it on stage. I said to him, ‘I thought I just did,’” Feherty said. “He said, ‘No, no, for paying guests.’ I thought he’d lost his mind, but he’s Canadian. He booked me a couple of gigs, one in Edmonton and one in Calgary. You know, 1,400 people showed up in Calgary and 1,600 in Edmonton. We took it from there down to the states.”

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Yes, “Off Tour” has plenty of entertainment value. At the end of the day, tickets must be sold. For Feherty, however, it’s also another way to keep the greats of the game alive through oral history.

“It’s really me telling other peoples’ stories and stories about other people,” he said. “Guys like (Lee) Trevino, (Arnold) Palmer, (Jack) Nicklaus and Ben Hogan, these are stories that’ll disappear into the ether if I don’t tell them, and stories of my own life, along with them. People loved it. I can’t explain it.”

The Augusta show is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on the “Off Tour” site or the “Order Tickets” tab of the Imperial Theatre’s site.

David Feherty at Universal's Sound Stage 20 running through a dress rehearsal for his upcoming live shows.

David Feherty at Universal’s Sound Stage 20 running through a dress rehearsal.

David Feherty on return to Augusta, Masters experiences

Feherty is no stranger to Augusta. He made his lone start at the Masters in 1992, tying for 52nd. He’s known more for his 19 tournaments as a broadcaster until leaving CBS in 2015. His first as a broadcaster was perhaps the most famous Masters for this generation, as the world watched a 21-year-old Tiger Woods dominate the field on the way to his first green jacket.

“It was like watching a creature from a different planet,” he said.

He also recognized Woods’ continued effect on the tournament, regardless of his…


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