Feherty Returns This Fall on Tuesday Nights, Beginning with Bob Costas on the Heels of the Olympics, August 23 at 10 p.m. ET on Golf Channel

By Golf Channel Public RelationsAugust 10, 2016, 3:40 pm

Other Upcoming Guests Include Bob Uecker (August 30); Emmitt Smith (September 6); Cris Carter (September 13) & Paul McGinley (September 20)

VIDEO: Bonus Clip – Costas Talks Ryder Cup, Golf’s Return to Olympics

VIDEO: Previewing Feherty’s Guest Lineup This Fall

Less than a week into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, many of the millions of viewers tuning into coverage of the Games across the networks of NBCUniversal have become familiar with the unconventional and often unpredictable personality of NBC Sports’ David Feherty. A figure whom golf television fans have embraced for more than 20 years, Olympic viewers are getting to know Feherty through his appearances as an NBC correspondent in Rio, highlighted by his exclusive interview with current U.S. President Barack Obama which aired in part during NBC’s coverage of the Opening Ceremony last Friday. While Feherty has offered opinions on several of the sports being contested in the Rio Games, he’ll be a central figure throughout Golf Channel’s live coverage of the men’s golf competition (August 11-14) which begins tomorrow (6:30 a.m. ET), as the sport makes its return as an Olympic sport for the first time in more than 100 years.

Fittingly, when the Olympic Games come to a conclusion in 11 days, the former professional golfer’s self-titled Feherty interview series – in its sixth season on Golf Channel – will gear up for its Fall run on Tuesday nights, as Feherty returns with 27-time Emmy Award-winning NBC Sports host Bob Costas, on Tuesday, August 23 at 10 p.m. ET. Other upcoming guests on Feherty include legendary baseball play-by-play voice Bob Uecker (Tuesday, August 30), Pro Football Hall-of-Famers Emmitt Smith (Tuesday, September 6) and Cris Carter (Tuesday, September 13), and 2014 European-winning Ryder Cup team captain Paul McGinley (Tuesday, September 20).

Bob Costas – Tuesday, August 23 at 10 p.m. ET

Costas reflects on a career in sports television, stemming from his early aspirations as a teenager dreaming of one day working as a baseball play-by-play radio host, thanks in large part to his father – a compulsive sports gambler – whose influence helped shape the younger Costas’ love for sports in an uncharacteristic, roundabout way. The New York-native also talks about what makes a great interviewer; how it felt to eulogize his childhood sporting hero, Mickey Mantle; having the privilege of introducing Ray Charles to Vin Scully; recalling the awkward trophy ceremony with Webb Simpson at the 2012 U.S. Open; what makes the Olympics unique, and some of his favorite moments over the course of his time serving as NBC’s primetime host for a record 11 Olympic Games.

Bob Uecker – Tuesday, August 30 at 10 p.m. ET

Appearing more than 100 times as a guest on The Tonight Show, Uecker was given the nickname of “Mr. Baseball” by Johnny Carson, and to this day stands as one of the most adorned baseball broadcasters of all time. Uecker’s visit with Feherty in Arizona helps showcase the 45-year veteran broadcaster’s mastery in storytelling, and knack for making people laugh while not taking himself too seriously. He also recalls negotiating his first Major League contract before the days of agents and shares his pride for never unfairly criticizing players.

Emmitt Smith – Tuesday, September 6 at 10 p.m. ET

Smith, the Pro Football Hall of Fame running back, visits with Feherty to talk about his years transitioning into retirement from the NFL. The three-time Super Bowl champion talks about finding motivation in new areas of life after football, including the series of businesses he’s involved in, from real estate to construction to his charitable endeavors. Smith also discusses the advent of social media, and how athletes often remain the product of the background in which they’re raised in.

Cris Carter – Tuesday, September 13 at 10 p.m. ET

A Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver, Carter describes how his work ethic helped shape him into an eventual Hall of Famer, through his love for the process and willingness to put in the work beyond just game day on Sundays. Carter also opens up about overcoming his trying upbringing, his battle with alcoholism and drug addiction, and gaining perspective and clarity to escape from his difficult past. He also talks about his passion for golf and the life lessons it embodies, along with his admiration for Jack Nicklaus as a player, a businessman and how he carries himself as a human being.

Paul McGinley – Tuesday, September 20 at 10 p.m. ET

A four-time European Tour winner, McGinley reflects on the two-year journey as the 2014 European Ryder Cup captain. He also discusses the competitive and athletic influence of his father, a former Gaelic football player in Ireland, and how the end of his own Gaelic football playing career paved the way for a successful career in professional golf. McGinley also recounts how he met his wife Allison while both were attending college in San Diego – where both would become three-time All-Americans in golf – and looks back on the strange circumstance that led to him conceding an 18th hole putt to J.J. Henry at the 2006 Ryder Cup.

Season six of Feherty continues to carry momentum, beginning with the two-part season premiere featuring then World No. 1 Jordan Spieth earlier this year. The premiere of Part I drew 325,000 avg. viewers per minute on a Live+Same Day basis, and the Part II premiere saw 351,000 avg. viewers, becoming the second and third most-watched Feherty premieres in the history of the series (2011-’16, trailing only the series premiere with guest Lee Trevino coming off U.S. Open week in 2011 – 368,000 avg. viewers).

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.

Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 11:23 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.

Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.

''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''

They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.

''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''

Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.

''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''

Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.

Duval and his stepson were tied with Bernhard Langer and 17-year-old Jason Langer, who made two eagles on the last five holes. This Langer tandem won in 2014.

Jack Nicklaus, playing with grandson G.T., opened with a 68.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.