The momentum of Golf Channel’s popular new series, ‘Feherty,’ continues with the series’ next wave of guests, beginning Tuesday with golf commentator and Hall-of-Fame player Johnny Miller (9 p.m. ET), and followed by 22-year-old U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy (July 26) and the brash Ian Poulter (Aug. 2).
‘Feherty,’ starring golf commentator and funnyman David Feherty, debuted in June as Golf Channel’s most-watched original series in its history. The show has been called “a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Johnny Carson” by The New York Times, “must-see TV” by the Orange County Register, and “a show that has all the ingredients to be a breakout hit” by The Augusta Chronicle.
Miller is one of television’s highest-profile golf commentators and analysts who – as he says in Tuesday’s episode – “values honesty more than being nice,” which has brought him both accolades and criticism from fans and players, alike. In Tuesday’s episode, Miller reveals to Feherty insights into his unusual playing strategies and what he thinks of today’s pros.
“I had a preconceived notion of who Johnny Miller was and I was – as Bob Uecker would say – ‘just … a little outside,’” said Feherty.
In subsequent episodes, Feherty travels to Northern Ireland – his original home and the current home of McIlroy – to visit with the young phenom to find out how McIlroy’s dominating U.S. Open victory has affected his life.
Then, Feherty matches wits with 35-year-old Englishman Ian Poulter, a self-made golfer known for his brashness and style.
“Ian Poulter might be the most streetwise person I’ve met and he’s funny, too,” said Feherty. “And what can you say about Rory McIlroy? I went to Ireland looking for a character flaw and all I found out was that his father beat me in an inter-club match when we were 16 years old.”