McGinley Offers Insight on the Team Room at Gleneagles in the 2014 Ryder Cup; the Influence of his Father on Becoming an Athlete; and a Strange Circumstance while Competing as a Member of the 2006 Ryder Cup Team
VIDEO: Sneak Peek – Paul McGinley
ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 8, 2016) –2014 European Ryder Cup-winning captain Paul McGinley will join Feherty on Tuesday (Sept. 13) at 10 p.m. ET on Golf Channel. The four-time European Tour winner will reflect on what he calls a two-year process as a Ryder Cup captain, and the responsibilities and burdens that come with it. The episode is filmed in Orlando, at Camping World Stadium, where McGinley and Feherty – two men with fellow Irish roots – take part in some football (soccer) activity during interview breaks. Other topics discussed include:
- Insight inside the team room at the 2014 Ryder Cup, and working with the European Tour to pair potential team members together in Tour events leading up to Gleneagles
- The competitive and athletic influence of his father, a former Gaelic football player in Ireland, and how the end of Paul’s own Gaelic football playing career paved the way for a successful career in professional golf.
- How he met his wife Allison while both were attending college in San Diego – where both became three-time All-Americans in golf
- Looking back on the strange circumstance that led to him conceding an 18th hole putt to J.J. Henry in the singles matches on the final day at the 2006 Ryder Cup.
Upcoming Guests this Season
Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Cris Carter (Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10 p.m. ET) and Hall-of-Famer and 4-time Super Bowl champion Quarterback Terry Bradshaw (Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET).
Described as “the last unscripted man on TV,” by Men’s Journal and as “golf’s wisecracking, maverick interviewer” by Esquire, Feherty 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, having served as an NBC Olympics correspondent at the 2016 Rio Games, in addition to a recent appearance as a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 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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