No topic is off limits in Golf Channel’s “unfiltered” series “Feherty,” which shares revealing interviews with well-known personalities from all walks of life -- from golf and sports to entertainment and politics -- along with unique stories and anecdotes from the brilliant yet zany mind of host 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. The series originally debuted in June 2011 as Golf Channel’s most-watched original series in the network’s 17-year history, and Feherty 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.
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. Past seasons have featured interviews with former President Bill Clinton, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, Hall-of-Fame golfers Tom Watson and Greg Norman, NBA Hall-of-Famers Bill Russell and Charles Barkley, and actors Samuel L. Jackson and Don Cheadle. Guests scheduled for the third season, premiering February 25, include basketball’s Bobby Knight and golfing greats Billy Casper, Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie and Paul Azinger.
A series spinoff, “Feherty Live,” has aired in front of live audiences during some of the biggest weeks in sports. The first “Feherty Live” premiered during Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, when guest and NFL star Tim Tebow made headlines about his political aspirations. A subsequent performance took place during Ryder Cup week in Chicago when Olympic champion Michael Phelps was surprised on stage by his idol and basketball great Michael Jordan. The next “Feherty Live” is scheduled for January 23 during PGA erchandise Show week.
The series is produced by Golf Channel. The executive producers are Molly Solomon, Keith Allo and Jay Kossoff.