“Cracking the Code,” New Documentary Detailing 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup Team





“Cracking the Code,” New Documentary Detailing 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup Team Captained by Paul Azinger, Debuts Monday, Sept. 20 at 9 P.M. ET on Golf Channel
The documentary details how Azinger enlisted the help of sports psychologist Dr. Ron Braund using personality tests and the now-famed “pod system” to structure the American team that ultimately went on to upset the European team at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.
[via press release from Golf Channel]
“CRACKING THE CODE,” NEW DOCUMENTARY DETAILING 2008 U.S. RYDER CUP TEAM CAPTAINED BY PAUL AZINGER, DEBUTS MONDAY, SEPT. 20 AT 9 P.M. ET ON GOLF CHANNEL

Cracking the Code Outlines Azinger’s Strategy to Select & Structure U.S. Team Which Went on to Historic Upset of the European Team at Valhalla Golf Club in 2008

Interviews with 2008 Ryder Cup Captains Azinger and Nick Faldo, Team Members Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk, and More

Actor Josh Duhamel Narrates Cracking the Code

STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 17, 2021 – Cracking the Code, a new documentary detailing the inside story of Paul Azinger embarking upon a groundbreaking strategy inspired by the Navy Seals to reinvent the idea of the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 2008, debuts Monday, Sept. 20 at 9 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel following Live From the Ryder Cup.

The new GOLF Channel documentary details how Azinger enlisted the help of sports psychologist Dr. Ron Braund using personality tests and the now-famed “pod system” to structure the American team that ultimately went on to upset the European team at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.

Cracking The Code was filmed extensively at Valhalla Golf Club and includes interviews with 2008 Ryder Cup captains Paul Azinger and Nick Faldo; U.S. Ryder Cup assistant captain Olin Browne; 2008 Ryder Cup team members Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker (current U.S. Ryder Cup captain), Jim Furyk, Kenny Perry, Stewart Cink, Boo Weekley, and J.B. Holmes; 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup caddies and current NBC Sports on-course reporters Jim “Bones” Mackay and John Wood; and NBC Sports’ Dan Hicks and Gary Koch.

Actor Josh Duhamel will serve as the narrator of Cracking the Code.

NBC SPORTS RYDER CUP COVERAGE

NBC Sports presents comprehensive live coverage of the 43rd Ryder Cup across NBC, GOLF Channel, Peacock, and RyderCup.com, beginning Friday, September 24 through Sunday, September 26 from Whistling Straits Golf Club in Kohler, Wis. Studio coverage on-site from Whistling Straits begins Monday, September 20, with GOLF Central Live From the Ryder Cup on GOLF Channel.

NBC Sports will present coverage from the first tee shot of the Ryder Cup to the final putt from Friday-Sunday, totaling 100-plus hours of live coverage during Ryder Cup week from Whistling Straits including on-site studio coverage and featured groups.

Earlier this week, NBC Sports held a media conference call previewing the 43rd Ryder Cup with play-by-play commentator Dan Hicks, analysts Paul Azinger and Justin Leonard, on-course reporter John Wood, and producer Tommy Roy. Click here for the full transcript.

-NBC SPORTS-



PGA TOUR FEDEXCUP CHAMPION TO BE CROWNED AT THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP LIVE THIS WEEK





PGA TOUR FEDEXCUP CHAMPION TO BE CROWNED AT THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP LIVE THIS WEEK ACROSS NBC SPORTS ON NBC, GOLF CHANNEL AND PEACOCK

Top 30 Players on FedExCup Standings Compete in Final Event of 2020-21 Season at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta; Coverage Begins Tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel

Biennial Solheim Cup Featuring Top Players in Women’s Golf Representing the U.S. and Europe – NBC Sports Presents 25+ Hours of Live Coverage on NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock Saturday-Monday

Korn Ferry Tour Championship and European Tour’s DS Automobiles Italian Open Coverage Presented This Weekend on GOLF Channel

STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 1, 2021 – The 2020-21 PGA TOUR FedExCup champion will be crowned at the Tour Championship, as the top 30 players on the standings compete from East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., in the final event of the season this weekend across NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock.

More than 25 hours of live coverage of the biennial Solheim Cup, featuring the top players representing the United States and Europe in three days of match play competition from the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, will be presented Saturday-Monday on NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock.

Also this week, NBC Sports presents coverage of the Korn Ferry Tour Championship and European Tour’s DS Automobiles Italian Open on GOLF Channel.

PGA TOUR: TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2020-21 PGA TOUR FedExCup champion will be crowned at the Tour Championship, as the top 30 players on the standings compete from East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., in the final event of the season. After his six-hole playoff victory against Bryson DeChambeau in last weekend’s BMW Championship, Patrick Cantlay (-10) sits atop the FedExCup standings and will start the weekend with a two-stroke advantage over Tony Finau (-8).

The Tour Championship Charity Challenge featuring 2018 FedExCup champion Justin Rose, former NFL running back Warrick Dunn, LPGA Tour professional Mariah Stackhouse and former MLB outfielder Andruw Jones in a nine-hole exhibition at East Lake Golf Club will be presented live this afternoon from 3-5 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

NBC & GOLF Channel Broadcast Team

Play by Play: Dan Hicks / Mike Tirico
Analyst: Paul Azinger / Justin Leonard
Tower: Gary Koch / David Feherty
On-Course: Roger Maltbie / Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay / John Wood
Reporter: Jimmy Roberts
Interviews: Steve Sands
How To Watch – Thursday, September 2 – Sunday, September 5 (all times ET)

TV – NBC, GOLF Channel
Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app; Exclusive early morning coverage Thursday-Friday streams on PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold
Date NBC GOLF Channel Peacock
Thursday 1-6 p.m.
Friday 1-6 p.m.
Saturday 2:30-7 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 2:30-7 p.m.
Sunday 1:30-6 p.m. Noon-1:30 p.m. 1:30-6 p.m.

Notable Players This Week (starting strokes)

Patrick Cantlay (-10)
Tony Finau (-8)
Bryson DeChambeau (-7)
Jon Rahm (-6)
Justin Thomas (-4)
Jordan Spieth (-4)
Dustin Johnson (-3)
Collin Morikawa (-3)
Xander Schauffele (-2)
Brooks Koepka (-2)
Rory McIlroy (-2)
LPGA TOUR & LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: SOLHEIM CUP

NBC Sports presents more than 25 hours of live coverage of the biennial Solheim Cup Saturday-Monday, featuring the top players representing the United States and Europe in three days of match play competition from the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.

Europe is the defending champion, having beaten the United States in the 2019 Solheim Cup, 14½ to 13½, at the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in Scotland. Live coverage begins Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

The Solheim Cup Opening Ceremony will be streamed live Friday at 5 p.m. ET on NBC Sports digital platforms and will be presented on GOLF Channel Friday at 7 p.m. ET. NBC & GOLF Channel Broadcast Team

Play by Play: Terry Gannon / Grant Boone

Analyst: Judy Rankin / Morgan Pressel
Tower: Tom Abbott / Jerry Foltz
On-Course: Jim Gallagher Jr / Kay Cockerill

How To Watch – Saturday, September 4 – Monday, September 6 (all times ET

TV – NBC, GOLF Channel

Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
Date

NBC GOLF Channel Peacock
Saturday 12:30-2:30 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 2:30-6 p.m. 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Sunday Noon-1:30 p.m. 7 a.m.-Noon; 1:30-5:30 p.m. Noon-1:30 p.m.
Monday Noon-6 p.m.

Notable Players

Nelly Korda (United States)
Jessica Korda (United States)
Danielle Kang (United States)
Lexi Thompson (United States)
Sophia Popov (Europe)
Anna Nordqvist (Europe)

KORN FERRY TOUR: KORN FERRY TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

At the conclusion of the Korn Ferry Tour Championship, the top 25 players on the Korn Ferry Tour Finals standings will earn their PGA TOUR cards for the 2021-22 season.

Live coverage from Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Ind., gets underway tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team

Play by Play: Steve Burkowski

Analyst: Craig Perks
Tower: Tripp Isenhour
On-Course: Gary Christian
Interviews: Kira K. Dixon
How To Watch – Thursday, September 2 – Sunday, September 5 (all times ET)

TV – GOLF Channel

Streaming – NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
Date GOLF Channel
Thursday 10 a.m.-Noon
Friday 10 a.m.-Noon
Saturday 8-10 p.m.*
Sunday 7-9 p.m.*
*Delayed coverage

EUROPEAN TOUR: DP AUTOMOBILES ITALIAN OPEN

GOLF Channel will present coverage of the European Tour’s DS Automobiles Italian Open from Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome, Italy, a course that will serve as the 2023 Ryder Cup venue.

How To Watch – Thursday, September 2 – Monday, September 6 (all times ET)

TV – GOLF Channel

Streaming – NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
Date GOLF Channel Streaming
Thursday 7:30-10 a.m. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30-10 a.m. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m.-Noon
Sunday 4-6 a.m. (Third Round)* 7:30 a.m.-Noon
Monday 3-5 a.m. (Final Round)*
*Delayed coverage

Notable Players This Week

Tommy Fleetwood
Matt Fitzpatrick
Francesco Molinari
Martin Kaymer
BROADCAST NOTES

Golf Central: Golf Central will provide pre- and post-tournament coverage on GOLF Channel Thursday-Sunday. This week’s Golf Central coverage is anchored by Rich Lerner, Cara Banks, Brandel Chamblee, Notah Begay, Amanda Blumenherst, Todd Lewis and Amy Rogers.

Date Golf Central
Thursday Noon-1 p.m./6-7 p.m.
Friday Noon-1 p.m./6-7 p.m.
Saturday 6-7:30 a.m./12:30-1 p.m./7-8 p.m.
Sunday 6-7 a.m./6-7 p.m.
Golf Pick ‘Em presented by FootJoy: NBC Sports’ free-to-play game, Golf Pick ‘Em presented by FootJoy, features a weekly Thursday-Sunday contest for 25 PGA TOUR tournaments this season, each with a $50,000 jackpot, and a special $100,000 jackpot for all four Majors. Golf Pick ‘Em presented by FootJoy is available for download now on the NBC Sports Predictor app powered by PointsBet (available in the App Store and Google Play Store) and at NBCSports.com/Predictor.

All GOLF Channel coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.



Golf Channel Details Journey to U.S. Open With Return of “Golf’s Longest Day”





Golf Channel Details Journey to U.S. Open With Return of “Golf’s Longest Day” and “From Many, One: Inside the 2021 U.S. Open” Docuseries
The three-part docuseries focuses on the “open” nature of the championship, the grit and determination it takes to become a U.S. Open champion, and the triumph for the select few who will make the field.
[via press release from Golf Channel]
GOLF CHANNEL DETAILS JOURNEY TO U.S. OPEN WITH RETURN OF “GOLF’S LONGEST DAY” AND “FROM MANY, ONE: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN” DOCUSERIES

GOLF Channel Covers U.S. Open Final Qualifying With 10 Hours of Coverage From Nine Sites Across the U.S. on Monday, June 7

From Many, One: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN Docuseries Debuts June 8 on GOLF Channel – Featuring 2020 U.S. Open Champion Bryson DeChambeau, 2020 U.S. Amateur Champion Tyler Strafaci, and San Diego Native Xander Schauffele

Darius Rucker to Narrate From Many One: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 25, 2021 – GOLF Channel chronicles the path taken by thousands of golfers who dream of becoming U.S. Open champions, beginning Monday, June 7, with the return of “Golf’s Longest Day” on GOLF Channel, featuring live coverage and reports from U.S. Open Final Qualifying sites around the country.

The following night, Tuesday, June 8, at 8 p.m. ET, GOLF Channel, in partnership with the USGA, will debut From Many, One: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN. The three-part docuseries is headlined by 2020 U.S. Open Champion Bryson DeChambeau, San Diego native Xander Schauffele, and U.S. Amateur Champion Tyler Strafaci as they prepare for the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

“GOLF’S LONGEST DAY” – MONDAY, JUNE 7 BEGINNING AT 7 A.M. ET ON GOLF CHANNEL

“Golf’s Longest Day” coverage will begin at 7 a.m. ET and continue through 9 a.m. as the players on the east coast begin their rounds. From Noon to 2 p.m. ET, GOLF Channel will feature interviews, analysis, highlights and scoring updates from nine U.S. Open Final Qualifying Sites in the U.S., as well as insight from experts located at Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course) – site of next month’s U.S. Open – and GOLF Channel studios in Stamford, Conn.

Elevated coverage plans will continue from 6 p.m. ET until final results, and the U.S. Open field is nearly completed at around midnight ET.

Shane Bacon, Damon Hack, Anna Whiteley, Jaime Diaz and Tripp Isenhour will anchor studio coverage. Rich Lerner and Paige Mackenzie will report from Torrey Pines. Following are reporting assignments across the U.S. Open Final Qualifying locations:

Reporter Course

George Savaricas Long Cove Club – Hilton Head, S.C.

Ryan Lavner The Bear’s Club – Jupiter, Fla.

Steve Burkowski Piedmont Driving Club – Atlanta, Ga.

Hailey Hunter Woodmont Country Club (North Course) – Rockville, Md.

Jimmy Roberts Century Country Club & Old Oaks Country Club – Purchase, N.Y.

Todd Lewis Brookside Golf & Country Club & The Lakes Golf & Country Club – Columbus, Ohio

Rex Hoggard Springfield Country Club – Springfield, Ohio

Kira K. Dixon Rolling Hills Country Club – Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.

Matt Ginella Meadow Springs Country Club – Richland, Wash.

FROM MANY, ONE: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN – PREMIERES TUESDAY, JUNE 8 AT 9 P.M. ET ON GOLF CHANNEL

From Many, One: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN is an extension of the USGA’s “From Many One” campaign launched in March of 2020. The three-part docuseries focuses on the “open” nature of the championship, the grit and determination it takes to become a U.S. Open champion, and the triumph for the select few who will make the field.

Produced by GOLF Channel, in partnership with the USGA, the first-of-its-kind docuseries gives fans an all-access pass to defending U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, San Diego native Xander Schauffele and 2020 U.S. Amateur champion Tyler Strafaci as they prepare for Torrey Pines in June. From Many, One will also provide an unprecedented glimpse into “Golf’s Longest Day,” complementing GOLF Channel’s comprehensive live coverage on June 7.

Grammy and ACM Award-winning recording artist Darius Rucker will serve as the narrator of the From Many, One docuseries.

“From Many, One: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN” is a natural extension of our brand campaign and a celebration of the struggle and commitment of the 10,000 or so players that work to qualify for one of the U.S. Open’s 156 spots,” said Navin Singh, USGA Chief Commercial Officer. “We are excited to use this platform to tell some of their stories while seeing how generational talent prepares for the journey from Many to One.”

“As a golf fan, I’ve always been curious about what went into the preparations and course setup for the U.S. Open,” said Israel DeHerrera, supervising producer of features and films for GOLF Channel.” Our goal is to show that the U.S. Open isn’t just a one-week championship, that preparations extend back weeks, months, and even years. From the players’ perspective, there are a number of storylines for golf fans to sink their teeth into in this docuseries – from well-known stars like Bryson DeChambeau and Xander Schauffele, to amateurs like Tyler Strafaci, and 74-year-old Mel Hughes, who’s the oldest of more than 8,500 players who registered to qualify this year.”

NBC SPORTS’ U.S. OPEN COVERAGE

NBC Sports will surround the 2021 U.S. Open with nearly 100 hours of live tournament and studio coverage from Torrey Pines across NBC, GOLF Channel, and Peacock. Coverage windows and commentators will be announced in the coming weeks.

-NBC SPORTS-



Emmy-Nominated Golf Channel Original Series “Feherty” Returns





Emmy-Nominated Golf Channel Original Series “Feherty” Returns with World Premiere Episodes, Monday at 9 P.M. ET
Grammy Award-winning artist and scratch golfer Kenny G will kick off the resumption of the series’ 10th season on Monday night, as the first of five new episodes airing Monday nights over the next six weeks.
[via press release from Golf Channel]
EMMY-NOMINATED GOLF CHANNEL ORIGINAL SERIES “FEHERTY” RETURNS WITH WORLD PREMIERE EPISODES, MONDAY AT 9 P.M. ET

Grammy Award-Winning Artist Kenny G Kicks Off First of Five New Episodes Airing Monday Nights (9 P.M. ET) Over Next Six Weeks on GOLF Channel

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 23, 2020) – GOLF Channel’s Emmy-nominated original series Feherty presented by Farmers Insurance(R) returns with world premiere episodes, beginning Monday night at 9 p.m. ET. Grammy Award-winning artist and scratch golfer Kenny G will kick off the resumption of the series’ 10th season on Monday night, as the first of five new episodes airing Monday nights on GOLF Channel over the next six weeks. Each interview was filmed prior to production for the show being suspended due to COVID-19.

In addition to Kenny G, other upcoming guests will include a quartet of European golf standouts, led by World Golf Hall of Fame members Laura Davies and Ian Woosnam, along with former No. 2 ranked golfer Suzann Pettersen and 2019 Open champion Shane Lowry:

July 27 Kenny G

Aug. 10 Ian Woosnam

Aug. 17 Laura Davies

Aug. 24 Suzann Pettersen

Aug. 31 Shane Lowry

Feherty Episodes Available on NBCUniversal’s “Peacock”: Archived episodes of Feherty also are available to watch on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service featuring a world-class slate of exclusive originals, on-demand libraries of hit TV shows, plus critically acclaimed films. Currently, 23 episodes of Feherty are available to watch for free on Peacock.

A two-time Emmy-nominated host (Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host), Feherty’s series initially debuted in June 2011, and has welcomed nearly 150 guests since the show’s inaugural episode. Feherty is produced by GOLF Channel’s Emmy-nominated original productions division, which also is responsible for the production of the network’s critically acclaimed GOLF Films.

Described as “equal parts wit and wisecracks” by Forbes and “a healthy dose of humor and self-deprecation” by Sports Business Journal, Feherty’s all-star lineup of golf-enthused and culturally relevant guests feature celebrities from across entertainment, sports and politics. To date, Feherty has sat down with four U.S. Presidents (Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump); sports legends Charles Barkley, Stephen Curry and Nick Saban; Hollywood icons Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Hart and Larry David; World Golf of Fame members including Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Nancy Lopez, Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam, Lee Trevino and Tom Watson; and a host of current golf superstars led by Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas.

-NBC Sports Group-



Golf Films’ “Tiger Slam” Premieres Sunday, May 24





Golf Films’ “Tiger Slam” Premieres Sunday, May 24 at 8 P.M. ET on Golf Channel
The project details Woods’ dominance atop the professional golf landscape, lifting the sport to places not previously seen after capturing each of golf’s four majors between June 2000 and April 2001.
[via press release from Golf Channel]
GOLF FILMS’ “TIGER SLAM” PREMIERES SUNDAY, MAY 24 AT 8 P.M. ET ON GOLF CHANNEL

Film to Recount Tiger Woods’ Unprecedented 10-Month Stretch of Capturing All Four Major Championships in Succession from June 2000-April 2001

Tiger Slam Narrated by Emmy Award-Winning Actor Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire)

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 13, 2020) – GOLF Channel announced the release of its next project from the network’s Emmy-nominated GOLF Films unit, Tiger Slam, chronicling Tiger Woods’ unprecedented feat of winning all four major championships in succession over a 10-month stretch. The film will premiere on Sunday, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET and be presented by CDW and US Bank with limited commercial interruption.

Tiger Slam details Woods’ dominance atop the professional golf landscape, lifting the sport to places not previously seen after capturing each of golf’s four majors between June 2000 and April 2001. The unthinkable feat necessitated a moniker donning Woods’ namesake, the “Tiger Slam.”

The film features insight and reflections from those closest to Woods during his historic run, including Steve Williams (caddie) and Butch Harmon (swing instructor). Tiger Slam also will provide commentary and recollections from sports media personalities having an inside-the-ropes vantage point of the unthinkable feat, putting into perspective Woods’ extraordinary dominance over his peers, the likes of which may never be seen again.

Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire), Tiger Slam is produced by GOLF Channel’s Emmy Award-winning Jarrod Ficklin, Israel DeHerrera and Kory Kozak. The film offers a detailed retrospect for each of Woods’ four consecutive major championship victories, complemented by memorable highlights and footage putting into context one of the most illustrious stretches of athletic excellence ever witnessed:

· 2000 U.S. Open (First Leg): The stretch begins with the record-setting 15-shot victory at the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

“He had this huge lead Sunday. He could play the rest of the round with a shovel and a blindfold and win. But that sort of intense fire – no matter what his lead was – pushed him to be the most-lethal golfer we’ve ever seen.” – Rick Reilly, Award-Winning Sports Writer

· The 2000 Open (Second Leg): A month later, Woods traveled to The Home of Golf – St Andrews Golf Links – in Scotland, entering the week as a 2-1 betting favorite, the shortest price ever for an individual player to win The Open. Woods held an eight-shot lead on the 72nd and final hole, thanks in large part to having avoided hitting into a single bunker over the course of his four rounds.

“He was – at that point – very clearly the singular force in sports. There was nothing that was his equal.” – Scott Van Pelt, ESPN Host, & Former GOLF Channel Reporter

· 2000 PGA Championship (Third Leg): Woods traveled to Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky. (birthplace of another sports icon, Muhammad Ali), to defend his ’99 PGA Championship title. He was forced to convert a birdie putt on the 72nd hole to advance into a three-hole playoff with Bob May. On the first playoff hole – in what has become an iconic career highlight – Woods struck his birdie putt before pointing to the ball as it rolled toward the hole and “walked it in,” nearly arriving to the hole before the ball disappeared below. Woods won the three-hole playoff by one stroke over May.

“I had never played with Tiger in a tournament before [the 2000 PGA Championship], and I said, man, it’s time to pass the baton. This guy’s really good.” – Hall of Famer Jack Nicklaus

· 2001 Masters (Final Leg): The buzz entering the Masters in 2001 focused on one singular question: whether Woods could capture the grand slam. After trailing by five shots following the opening round, he trimmed the deficit heading into the weekend, and found himself paired with Phil Mickelson for Sunday’s final round. Despite David Duval making a Sunday charge two groups ahead, Woods stepped to the tee on the 72nd hole with a one-shot lead, and made birdie to complete golf’s grand slam, holding all four major championships titles at the same time.

“Playing in the Tiger Woods era, you were asked to be flawless. The golf he played was the greatest ever played.” – David Duval, runner-up at the 2001 Masters

GOLF Films launched in 2014 with GOLF Channel’s critically acclaimed, four-part Arnie biopic and Emmy-nominated Payne film, and has since produced more than a dozen other film projects, including two additional Emmy-nominated titles, 27 Years: The Exoneration of Valentino Dixon and Chi Chi & Devo. Additional GOLF Films content can be found on GOLFPASS, including full-length film titles and archived content from respective film projects.

ABOUT GOLF FILMS

GOLF Films is a division of GOLF Channel and NBC Sports, led by Emmy-nominated films including Payne (2014), on the late Payne Stewart; 27 Years: The Exoneration of Valentino Dixon (2018), on how a sketch of a famous golf hole led to Dixon’s release from prison; and Chi Chi & Devo (2019), detailing the unusual connection between Hall of Fame golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez and ’80s American rock band, Devo. GOLF Films also is responsible for the network’s Emmy Award-winning “shorts,” “Don’t Cry for Me – the Ryan Korengel Story” and “Feeling and Reality: the Billy Hurley Story.” GOLF Films is led by 13-time Emmy Award-winning coordinating producer Israel DeHerrera, who has served as the lead producer for critically-acclaimed projects like the four-part Arnie (2014), three-part Jack (2017), and two-part Hogan films (2019). GOLFPASS is the digital home for GOLF Films, featuring many full-length GOLF Films, as well as excerpts and archived content from the full library of film projects.



Emmy-Nominated Host David Feherty Launches “Feherty Up Close (From a Distance)”





Emmy-Nominated Host David Feherty Launches “Feherty Up Close (From a Distance),” Featuring Short-Form Interviews with Sports & Entertainment Guests
Featuring brief, topical interviews with sports and entertainment guests joining David Feherty remotely via video conference, episodes are now available for fans to watch on Golf Channel’s YouTube page.

[via press release from Gol]
EMMY-NOMINATEFD HOST DAVID FEHERTY LAUNCHES “FEHERTY UP CLOSE (FROM A DISTANCE),” FEATURING SHORT-FORM INTERVIEWS WITH SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT GUESTS
ORLANDO, Fla. (April 16, 2020) – Providing sports enthusiasts with a new outlet for irreverent entertainment content amidst the current void of live sports programming, GOLF Channel has launched Feherty Up Close (From a Distance), a new short-form take on the Emmy-nominated original series Feherty. Featuring brief, topical interviews with sports and entertainment guests joining David Feherty remotely via video conference, episodes of Feherty Up Close (From a Distance) are now available for fans to watch on GOLF Channel’s YouTube page, led by a new interview with NBC Sports host Mike Tirico (part I and part II).
“I’m not one to embrace long stretches of idle time with nothing to do other than binge-watch Live PD, so I wanted to offset my extreme boredom by seeing how others were coping,” said Feherty. “People have made a habit of distancing themselves from me for decades, but hopefully these quick conversations can fill some small entertainment void for fans while we wait for some sense of normality to return.”
Feherty’s short-form interviews are utilizing a remote production model, including two initial interviews conducted with college basketball analyst Jay Bilas and award-winning actor Michael Pe�a. During the current suspension of professional tournaments, GOLF Channel’s Feherty Up Close (From a Distance) will add new interviews weekly.
Upcoming episodes of Feherty Up Close (From a Distance) are scheduled to feature the following guests:
· Padraig Harrington – 2020 European Ryder Cup team captain
· Max Homa – PGA TOUR winner and social media fan-favorite
· Tony Finau – PGA TOUR winner
· John Smoltz – Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and current baseball television analyst
· Sam Torrance – 21-time European Tour winner and eight-time Ryder Cup participant
· Gary McCord – longtime golf broadcaster and two-time PGA TOUR Champions winner
· Notah Begay – NBC Sports golf analyst/on-course reporter
Described as “equal parts wit and wisecracks” by Forbes and “a healthy dose of humor and self-deprecation” by Sports Business Journal, Feherty’s all-star lineup of golf-enthused and culturally relevant guests feature celebrities from across entertainment, sports and politics. To date, Feherty has sat down with four U.S. Presidents (Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump); sports legends Charles Barkley, Stephen Curry and Nick Saban; Hollywood icons Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Hart and Larry David; World Golf of Fame members Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Nancy Lopez, Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam, Lee Trevino and Tom Watson; and a host of current golf superstars led by Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas.
The Emmy-nominated Feherty initially debuted in 2011, and Feherty himself has earned two Emmy-nominations for his role in the GOLF Channel original series (Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host). Feherty is produced by GOLF Channel’s Emmy-nominated original productions division, which also is responsible for the production of the network’s critically acclaimed GOLF Films. In addition to the Feherty series on GOLF Channel, the audio from episode interviews are available on the David Feherty podcast, which is accessible on GOLF Channel Digital and other podcast providers.