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Limbaugh set to star in next series of The Haney Project

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh is setting politics aside for his other passion: golf. Golf Channel announced Thursday that the political lightening rod will star in the third season of the network’s original series 'The Haney Project.' Following on the heels of previous celebrity students NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley and Emmy Award-winner Ray Romano, the series will chronicle Limbaugh’s attempts at improving his golf game with the help of Hank Haney, Tiger Woods’ former swing coach.

'The Haney Project,' concluded its second season with Ray Romano earlier this month. The first season, which starred Charles Barkley, marked the highest-rated launch of an original series in Golf Channel history. Limbaugh and Haney will begin shooting the show's third season later this year which will air in spring 2011.

Limbaugh is currently the host of the most listened to radio talk show in America, 'The Rush Limbaugh Show,' which is broadcast on over 600 radio stations nationwide. In addition to 'The Haney Project,' Limbaugh will be talking about his love for the game in an upcoming episode of Golf Channel’s inspirational summer series 'Golf in America' which will be returning for its second season on June 22 at 9 p.m. ET.

'The Haney Project is a perfect example of how Golf Channel marries some of the biggest names in entertainment with golf to create fun, edgy programming,' said Tom Stathakes, Golf Channel senior vice president of programming, production and operations. 'Rush Limbaugh is a major entertainer and personality, and he shares our passion for the game of golf, which is a great combination.'