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Report: David Feherty's Golf Channel show is through after a decade

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He’s been one of the most candid, hilarious and influential golf broadcasters for years, but David Feherty’s popular show on Golf Channel has not been renewed, according to a report from Golf Digest.

The Emmy-nominated series started in 2011 with an interview of Lee Trevino. At the time, it was the most-watched original series premiere in Golf Channel history. But a combination of the pandemic and the Golf Channel’s move to the NBC Sports studios outside New York City conspired against any future plans for the show.

All seasons of the “Feherty” are still available on Peacock, which the NBC streaming service.

“Maybe it was just time,” Feherty said. “I think a lot of people are going to be surprised that it got canceled. It always sort of amazed me the (number of) people that watched. Ten years is a whole lot more than I thought I would do. I loved doing it.”

Soon after the show’s debut, Golfweek’s Martin Kaufmann wrote this about Feherty:

At his best, Feherty has a unique gift for free-association thinking that manifests itself in creative word play. He can describe a fairly mundane act – say, a 9-iron approach from 140 yards – with a witty riff that distinguishes him from his contemporaries. I think so highly of this skill that two years ago, in a thoroughly unscientific assessment, I went so far as to rank Feherty No. 2 on a list of the top 10 television golf analysts. That proved one of two things: Either Feherty is really good at his main job, or I don’t have a clue what I’m talking about. It’s quite possible that the truth lies somewhat closer to the latter.

The show found its stride and continued on for 10 seasons and a total of 150 episodes. Feherty isn’t going anywhere — his contract is for three more years handling tournament coverage on NBC and the Golf Channel – but the show simply had run its course.

The final episode of “Feherty” ran in September, when Feherty interviewed Shane Lowry, the 2019 Open champ.

original article link https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/01/15/david-feherty-golf-channel-show-ending/

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