Golf person David Feherty has written the occasional story for D Magazine. Back in 2009, he wrote an essay for us about George W. Bush moving back to Dallas. Perhaps that essay is what convinced the former president to sit down with Feherty for an interview that will air tonight on Feherty’s Golf Channel show, which is called Feherty. Below, if you care, you can read a press release about the episode and about how well Feherty is doing in the ratings. For now, here’s a taste of what you can expect tonight.
ORLANDO, Fla. (March 17, 2016)– Following Feherty’s record viewership for this season’s two-part premierefeaturing World No. 1 Jordan Spieth, David Feherty will welcome his next guest – former U.S. President George W. Bush – for an interview that will premiere on Monday, March 21 at 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.Taking place at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, the former President discusses a number of subjects, including:
- His work at the Bush Institute, helping U.S. veterans assimilate to civilian life, particularly as they transition to the workforce
- The grind of the presidential campaign trail and how it prepares you for office once elected
- What one can learn from time spent with someone on the golf course
- The pros and cons of aging
Record viewership surrounding Season Six premiere of Feherty
Feherty saw record viewership for its two-part season six premiere with Spieth. The premiere of Part I drew 325,000 avg. viewers per minute on a Live+Same Day basis, and the Part II premiere saw 351,000 avg. viewers, becoming the second and third most-watched Feherty premieres in the history of the series (2011-’16, trailing only the series premiere with guest Lee Trevino coming off U.S. Open week in 2011 – 368,000 avg. viewers).
Upcoming Guests this Season
Other guests scheduled to join Feherty in 2016 include World No. 2 golfer Jason Day (Monday, March 28); Pro Football Hall of Famers, running back Emmitt Smith and wide receiver Cris Carter; Emmy-winning NBC Sports personality Bob Costas; long-time golf analyst Peter Oosterhuis, who in 2015 announced his ongoing battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s; six-time Solheim Cup participant and women’s major champion golfer Paula Creamer; legendary play-by-play voice and “Mr. Baseball,” Bob Uecker; and former NBA all-star and head coach Doug Collins.
An Emmy-nominated television host, Feherty is described as “a smart, funny wild card whose cult celebrity is transcending the sport,” by Rolling Stone, and as “the last unscripted man on TV” by Men’s Journal. 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. 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 – in addition to his role as a television host – a New York Times best-selling author and a source of comedic relief for thousands of men and women in uniform.