OPEN CHAMPIONS TOM LEHMAN, JUSTIN LEONARD TO BE
FEATURED GUESTS ON FEHERTY, MONDAY AT 9 P.M. ET
Upcoming Episodes: Ray Allen/Jon Lester/Mark Calcavecchia (Monday, March
19); Billy Horschel/Kevin Kisner/Pat Perez (Monday, March 26)
ORLANDO, Fla. (March 8, 2018) – Back-to-back Champion Golfers of the Year Tom Lehman (1996) and Justin Leonard (1997) will join David Feherty on his self-titled, Emmy-nominated series Feherty presented by Farmers Insurance®, Monday at 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.
The episode, which was filmed in Orlando, will center around topics such as:
- Reflections on their respective wins at The Open, and subsequent favorite stories from time spent with the Claret Jug.
- Recounting the unforgettable 1999 Ryder Cup, with Lehman competing in the first match out and Leonard’s clutch putt to allow the United States to complete its comeback.
- How the game has evolved from when they were in the prime of their careers, from tournament purses to technology to social media.
- Factors influencing their decision to get into golf television.
To preview the episode, Golf Channel social media host Alexandra O’Laughlin will conduct a Facebook Live presented by Farmers Insurance® on Monday at 3 p.m. ET, where she’ll be joined by Feherty show producers. Fans wishing to follow along can access via Golf Channel’s Facebook page: https://Facebook.com/GolfChannel/.
Upcoming episodes of Feherty (premiering Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET) include: two-time NBA champion Ray Allen, three-time World Series champion Jon Lester, and 1989 Open champion Mark Calcavecchia (Monday, March 19); and a trio of PGA TOUR winners Billy Horschel, Kevin Kisner, and Pat Perez (Monday, March 26).
Feherty recently returned from PyeongChang, South Korea, where he worked as a correspondent for NBC’s Olympics coverage, reprising the same role he held at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He’ll also play a pivotal role in NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the PGA TOUR over the next four weeks as both a tower analyst and on-course reporter. A two-time Emmy-nominated host (Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host), Feherty’s series is coming off record viewership on Golf Channel in 2017, as the most-watched season of Feherty to date for premiere episodes on both a Live+Same Day and Live+3 Days basis according to data released by The Nielsen Company.
Described as “golf’s iconoclast,” by Rolling Stone, and “the last unscripted man on TV,” by Men’s 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, Nick Saban, Stephen Curry and Bobby Knight; Hollywood icons Matthew McConaughey, Larry David and Samuel L. Jackson; World Golf of Fame members Nancy Lopez, Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam, Lee Trevino and Tom Watson; and a host of current golf superstars including Paula Creamer, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Michelle Wie.
-NBC Sports Group-