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Monday, March 20th, 2017
STEPHEN CURRY, MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, CONDOLEEZZA RICE LEAD UPCOMING GUESTS APPEARING ON GOLF CHANNEL’S FEHERTY SERIES
Curry, McConaughey, Rice Complement List of World Golf
Hall of Fame Members as Upcoming Feherty Guests
ORLANDO, Fla., March 20, 2017 – Golf Channel today announced that STEPHEN CURRY, All-Star point guard for the Golden State Warriors, and one of sports’ most appealing athletes, will join Emmy-nominated television personality David Feherty in 2017 on his self-titled Feherty series presented by Farmers Insurance. As previously announced as part of Feherty’s 7th season, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning actor MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY and former Secretary of State CONDOLEEZZA RICE also will appear, rounding out a guest lineup of golf enthusiasts from across entertainment, sports and politics. Additional upcoming guests include three members of the World Golf Hall of Fame: HALE IRWIN, NANCY LOPEZ and MARK O’MEARA.
“I’m always appreciative of golf’s unique ability to act as a common thread among individuals from all walks of life,” said Feherty. “I have the ultimate privilege of spending time with such accomplished and fascinating individuals, and whether they’re an NBA superstar, an acting icon, a brilliant politician or a Hall of Fame golfer, it’s that shared passion for the game that ties us together.”
Scheduled airdates for Feherty – premiering Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET – include:
Monday, March 27 Condoleezza Rice
Monday, April 17 Mark O’Meara
Monday, April 24 Matthew McConaughey
Monday, May 1 Nancy Lopez
Monday, May 8 Hale Irwin
Season 7 Premiere of Feherty Earns Record Viewership
Feherty saw record viewership for the season 7 two-part premiere with golf icon Phil Mickelson earlier this month. Part I (Monday, March 6) became the most-watched Golf Channel original production ever on a Live+3 basis (.41 rating, 640k avg. viewers). The following week, Part II (Monday, March 13) became the most-watched Feherty premiere episode ever (.27 rating, 442k avg. viewers), earning a spot in the top-10 for sports programming for two consecutive Mondays.
Described as “golf’s iconoclast,” by Rolling Stone, and “the last unscripted man on TV,” by Men’s Journal, Feherty is coming off a banner year in 2016. Highlights include: sitting down with now four U.S. Presidents: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump; serving as an NBC Olympic correspondent in Rio; appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; being profiled on the Emmy award-winning HBO original series, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel; and playing a key role in NBC Sports’ unprecedented 12-week stretch of premier golf events beginning with The Open and concluding with the Ryder Cup.
Feherty has gone one-on-one with celebrities across golf, sports, entertainment, politics and business, including sports legends Bill Russell and Charles Barkley; Hollywood icons Samuel L. Jackson and Larry David; coaches Nick Saban and Bob Knight; as well a list of golfing greats spanning Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, Annika Sorenstam, and many others. He 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. Beyond golf, Feherty continues to capture new and broader audiences with his wit and self-deprecating nature. 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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