BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Phil Mickelson walked off the 18th green at the 90th PGA Championship late Friday and was interrupted before he could even begin.
"Don't even start," David Feherty said. "Don't, don't do it. I have already heard them all."
Feherty, an analyst for CBS Sports, was waiting to conduct a post-round interview with Lefty, leaning on an aluminum cane that he had purchased after getting clipped by a car for the second time this summer while bicycling.
Mickelson could not resist and deadpanned: "Have you considered finding another hobby?"
Good question. Given the affable Irishman's luck, it's as though he has a target on his back. After getting sideswiped in Texas in March, sustaining three broken ribs, a punctured lung and an elbow injury that is so severe, he can barely bend his arm, Feherty nearly became road kill on Tuesday while riding near his Detroit-area hotel.
"I think he might have been aiming for me this time," Feherty said.
He's basically guessing, since he has no recall of what happened -- the motorist didn't stop.
Feherty was knocked out cold and was left on the side of the road for several minutes before he made his way back to the hotel, where CBS staffers saw him staggering around and callled an ambulance, which carted him off for X-rays. Even though he was wearing a helmet, he suffered a concussion. He also re-injured a shoulder and suffered a bruised posterior.
He cracked to reporters: "I think I have three butt cheeks now."
He might have a few extra cracks in his head, too, because this has become downright dangerous.
Feherty travels to PGA Tour events with three cycles stashed in the CBS trucks, so he can ride when working on the road. As ever, Feherty turned his mishap into a comedy routine, adjusting the aluminum cane (purchased at Walmart) to its shortest length, standing in a stooped position and reeling off lines from Marty Feldman's hilarious hunchback character, Igor, in the Mel Brooks comedy flick, Young Frankenstein.
"Hump, what hump?" Feherty cracked.