David Fay

USGA Rules Analyst


Former USGA executive director David Fay serves as a rules analyst for FOX Sports’ USGA championship coverage, lending his extensive expertise to live broadcasts and studio coverage.


Fay joined the FOX family after 21 years as the USGA’s executive director. As the USGA’s executive director, Fay served as joint secretary of the International Golf Federation, the official international body for the sport of golf, and as chairman of the World Golf Foundation in 2008. During his tenure, the USGA increased its philanthropic activities as well as making golf more affordable and accessible to players and fans of the game, most notably bringing the U.S. Open to public golf courses and establishing the “For the Good of the Game” grant program.


Fay has shared his commentary and analytical expertise of rules situations during broadcasts of the USGA’s national championships since 1995. He is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on the Rules of Golf.


Born in New York City, Fay is a graduate of Colgate University, where he was a member of the varsity golf team. Fay is the recipient of the 2009 Metropolitan (N.Y.) Golf Association’s Distinguished Service Award.