Feherty to Feature New, Exclusive Interview with Donald Trump Next Monday, July 18 at 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel

By Golf Channel Public RelationsJuly 11, 2016, 10:55 pm

Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee to Discuss: U.S. Presidents Playing Golf; Reaction to the PGA TOUR Moving its WGC Event From Miami to Mexico; Distrust for the Media; and How He Doesn’t View Himself as a Politician

EPISODE PREVIEW: Trump on the Pros & Cons of Using a Teleprompter

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will join David Feherty for an exclusive interview in an all-new episode of Feherty, airing next Monday, July 18 at 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel. A sneak peek of the interview can be seen on Golf Channel during tonight’s premiere of Feherty (9 p.m. ET), which features golf’s current “Big Three,” – Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. Feherty is Golf Channel’s highest-rated original program and features in-depth interviews with iconic figures from sports, entertainment, business and politics.

The interview, which took place at Trump’s Manhattan apartment residence on Wednesday, June 22, covers a wide spectrum of topics – both political and personal, and of course golf – including:  

-Why he doesn’t consider himself a politician

-U.S. Presidents playing golf

-Whether or not he will use a teleprompter at the Republican National Convention

-Reaction to the PGA TOUR’s decision to move its World Golf Championship (WGC) event from Trump’s Doral property in Miami to Mexico

-Distrust for the media: Trump – “The media to me is one of the most dishonest groups of people I’ve ever dealt with.”

-Golf’s return to the Olympic Games: Trump – “I think it’s a great thing for golf, having it in the Olympics”

-An admiration for professional golfers, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and today’s current wave of young stars

-His recent trip to Scotland for the reopening of Turnberry

-What’s next if he doesn’t win the presidential nomination

-Highlights from Feherty’s interview with Trump in May 2012

Tonight’s Feherty Featuring Golf’s New “Big Three” to Include Sneak Peek of Trump Episode

At 9 p.m. ET tonight, a new episode of Feherty will showcase golf’s current “Big Three,” Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, featuring segments with Feherty interviewing each one-on-one. At the conclusion of the episode, there will be a special sneak peek of next Monday’s interview with Feherty and Donald Trump.

Upcoming Guests this Season

Other guests joining Feherty later this year include 26-time Emmy Award-winning NBC Sports personality and Olympic host Bob Costas; Pro Football Hall-of-Famers Terry Bradshaw, Cris Carter and Emmitt Smith; legendary baseball play-by-play voice Bob Uecker; Doug Collins, former first-overall pick and journeyman head coach in the NBA; and 2014 European-winning Ryder Cup team captain Paul McGinley.

Described as “the last unscripted man on TV,” by Men’s Journal and as “golf’s wisecracking, maverick interviewer” by Esquire, Feherty has made a name for himself not only through his self-titled Golf Channel talk show, but as one of the most irrepressible personalities calling golf over the past two decades. A native of Northern Ireland and a former professional golfer who claimed 10 worldwide victories and a spot on the 1991 European Ryder Cup Team, Feherty is now a proud American citizen who has risen above a history of alcoholism and addiction to become an Emmy-nominated television host, New York Times best-selling author and comedic relief for thousands of men and women in uniform.

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PGA Tour, LPGA react to video review rules changes

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 11, 2017, 1:32 pm

The USGA and R&A announced on Monday updates to the Rules of Golf, including no longer accepting call-ins relating to violations. The PGA Tour and LPGA, which were both part of a working group of entities who voted on the changes, issued the following statements:

PGA Tour:

The PGA Tour has worked closely with the USGA and R&A on this issue in recent years, and today's announcement is another positive step to ensure the Rules of Golf align with how the game is presented and viewed globally. The PGA Tour will adopt the new Local Rule beginning January 1, 2018 and evolve our protocols for reviewing video evidence as outlined.

LPGA:

We are encouraged by the willingness of the governing bodies to fully vet the issues and implement real change at a pace much quicker than the sport has seen previously. These new adaptations, coupled with changes announced earlier this year, are true and meaningful advances for the game. The LPGA plans to adopt fully the protocols and new Local Rule as outlined.

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Sharma closes on Monday, wins Joburg Open

By Associated PressDecember 11, 2017, 12:43 pm

JOHANNESBURG – Shubhankar Sharma won his first European Tour title by a shooting 3-under 69 Monday in the final round of the weather-delayed Joburg Open.

The 21-year-old Indian resumed his round on the eighth green after play was halted early Sunday afternoon because of storms. He parred that hole, birdied No. 9 and made par on every hole on the back nine.


Full-field scores from the Joburg Open


Sharma finished at 23-under 264, three strokes ahead of the pack, and qualified for next year's British Open, too.

''I actually wasn't going to come here about a week ago ... so I'm really happy that I came,'' said Sharma, who shot 61 in the second round. ''I don't think I'm ever going forget my first time in South Africa.''

Erik van Rooyen (66) was second, three strokes ahead of Shaun Norris (65) and Tapio Pulkkanen (68).

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By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 11, 2017, 12:30 pm

Sharma among three Open qualifiers at Joburg Open

By Will GrayDecember 11, 2017, 12:16 pm

Shubhankar Sharma earned his first career European Tour win at the rain-delayed Joburg Open and punched his ticket to The Open in the process.

Sharma returned to Randpark Golf Club Monday morning after storms washed out much of the scheduled final day of play. Beginning the re-start with a four-shot lead, he hung on to win by three over South Africa's Erik Van Rooyen.

Both men can make travel plans for Carnoustie next summer, as this was the second event in the Open Qualifying Series with three spots available for players not otherwise exempt who finished inside the top 10. The final spot went to Shaun Norris, who tied for third with Finland's Tapio Pulkkanen but had a higher world ranking (No. 192) than Pulkkanen (No. 197) entering the week.

The Joburg Open was the final official European Tour event of the year. The next tournament in the Open Qualifying Series will be the SMBC Singapore Open in January, where four spots at Carnoustie will be up for grabs.