ORLANDO, Fla. (May 9, 2011) – One of the most recognizable and unique personalities in sports, David Feherty – a 14-year veteran of CBS Sports – is bringing his unmistakable wit to Golf Channel with the all-new, prime-time series Feherty, currently in production and debuting the week of June 20, following the playing of the U.S. Open near the nation’s capitol.
Feherty is the first original Golf Channel series created since the golf cable network became a member of the NBC Sports Group following the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction in January.
No topic is off limits in this 12-part series which will share revealing interviews with well-known personalities from all walks of life – from sports to entertainment to politics – along with unique stories and anecdotes from the brilliant yet zany mind of David Feherty.
Feherty has made a name for himself in the sports world for his unabashed candor, extensive knowledge of the game, and his propensity to say whatever is on his mind. A native of Northern Ireland and a former European Tour and PGA TOUR professional, he’s become more famous off the golf course as a golf commentator, columnist and author. His career as an on-course reporter and interviewer for CBS Sports has spanned more than 300 tournaments, including such prestigious events as the Masters and PGA Championship on CBS. He writes a monthly column for GOLF Magazine and is a New York Times bestselling author of four books, A Nasty Bit of Rough, Somewhere in Ireland a Village Is Missing an Idiot, An Idiot for All Seasons, and David Feherty's Totally Subjective History of the Ryder Cup. He also is a co-announcer with CBS’ Jim Nantz on EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour video game series.
As part of his new Golf Channel relationship, Feherty also will serve as a contributing analyst during Golf Channel’s Live From coverage surrounding golf’s biggest events.
“This show is something I’ve always wanted to do, and I'm glad it’s found a home at Golf Channel,” Feherty said. “I’m really overjoyed, so much so that I may have to cheer down, rather than up. I think I'm tri-polar.”
Surrounding the interview in each 30-minute episode, Feherty will share never-before-heard stories about the sport and the personalities that play it as well as poignant and humorous observations on the peculiarities of life. The series is being shot both in studio and on location with interviews taking place across the country.
What They’re Saying.....
Feherty’s personality and candor have earned him praise from some the most-read journalists in and out of golf.
“You don't have a conversation with Feherty, You listen. You laugh. You drink in his ramblings and chuckle. The player-turned-CBS analyst is funny, irreverent and positively brilliant.” Golf Columnist Melanie Hauser on PGATOUR.com
“Who needs to wait up for Leno and Letterman when you have David Feherty?”
The Seattle Times
“Known for his sharp wit and...blunt humor.' Dallas Morning News
“David Feherty is a singular figure in the world of golf .. is one of the funniest men in the game, and also one of the most fiercely devoted.” Yahoo! Sports
“If you want someone who's going to occasionally say something totally outrageous, who will from time to time be informative and who will every once in a while make you laugh out loud, he's your guy.” Golf World
“Feherty has garnered as much attention for his unabashed candor as he has for his on-course reporting, Golf Magazine columns and best-selling books...” The Hollywood Reporter
About Golf Channel
Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. The Golf Channel cable network, co-founded by Arnold Palmer and part of the NBC Sports Group, is available in more than 120 million homes worldwide through cable, satellite and wireless companies. Exclusive partnerships with the world’s top tours allow Golf Channel to feature more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, added to a programming schedule distinguished by golf’s best news, instruction and original programming. Golf Channel’s digital platform of businesses is led by www.GolfChannel.com, a leading golf destination on the Internet, delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf, as well as services that help the recreational player with how to play, what to play and where to play golf.