From NBC Sports / Golf Channel –
GOLF CHANNEL HIT SERIES ‘FEHERTY’ PREMIERES SECOND SEASON MONDAY, FEB. 27
Sergio Garcia, Bill Russell and Butch Harmon to Star in First Three Episodes
18-Episode Season to Feature Expanded One-Hour Shows
‘Feherty’ Teams With New Season of ‘The Haney Project’ for All-New Monday Nights on Golf Channel
ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2012) – The early season lineup of guests for the second season of Golf Channel’s hit primetime series, Feherty, premiering Monday, Feb. 27, includes enigmatic golfer Sergio Garcia in episode one, followed by Basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell (March 5) and renowned swing coach Butch Harmon (March 12). The new, hour-long Feherty will shift to the 10 p.m. ET Monday timeslot where it will follow a new season of The Haney Project to form a potent primetime Monday lineup.
David Feherty, called “one of the funniest men in the game” by Yahoo! Sports, returns as host of his eponymous series filled with his unmistakable wit, irrepressible personality and blunt humor. Feherty catches up with Ryder Cup veteran Sergio Garcia in his home town of Barriol, Spain on Monday’s premiere episode, where they perform their own version of bull fighting in Castello, Spain and turn in their golf clubs for tennis rackets in a one-on-one showdown on the clay. Garcia also discusses with Feherty his past relationship with Greg Norman’s daughter and what he has learned about his past anger and inappropriate behavior on the course.
On March 5, Feherty will travel to Seattle, Wash., for a candid conversation and a rare media appearance with Basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell. The two will play golf together at a public course in Seattle, where Russell plays five days a week and – coincidentally – is the same course where Feherty played his last round as a professional. During the episode, Russell will discuss: growing up in the 1930’s and ’40’s during a very challenging time in American history and how he coped with racism; witnessing Martin Luther King’s march on Washington in 1963; his relationship with legendary Boston Celtics’ coach Red Auerbach; receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama in 2010; and how he is mentoring kids and developing youth through the Mentoring Grant Program.
On March 12, Feherty catches up with renowned instructor Butch Harmon in Las Vegas. Harmon puts former pro, Feherty, through the ringers on the range with a one-on-one lesson; discusses his career and the people he has worked with; his experience in Vietnam and the work he has done with Harmon’s Heroes Foundation and Feherty’s Troops First foundation.
Feherty, which originally debuted in June, 2011 as Golf Channel’s most-watched original series in the network’s 17-year history, 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.
No topic is off limits in this “unfiltered” series which shares revealing interviews with well-known personalities from all walks of life, along with unique stories and anecdotes from the brilliant yet zany mind of David Feherty. Shot in settings both intimate and personal to the guests, Feherty displays an uncanny interview style that engages his subjects and brings out answers both honest and revealing. During the first season, Feherty went one-on-one with the likes of Greg Norman, Tony Romo, Tom Watson, Charles Barkley and Don Cheadle.