06/10/2015

Sports fans, rejoice. Feherty, the best show in the business, returns tonight at 9 PM.

Webb Simpson will have the enviable/unenviable task of kicking off the much-anticipated fifth season. The 2012 U.S. Open champion will have a lofty standard to live up to.

After all, David Feherty has welcomed world leaders, star actors and athletes, broadcasters, major champions, comedians, millionaires, billionaires, and just about everyone else to his show. Simpson ranks as a rather mundane guest.

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Simpson with Feherty in a post-round interview

But if we’ve learned anything, Feherty can expose a person’s interesting tidbits better than most anyone. It’s what makes him so respected beyond the golf world, in addition to his biting humor and persistent self-deprecation.

Simpson, though, fits into one of the themes of the season. Way back in season one, Feherty hosted Tom Watson for his third episode. An emotional hour of television ensued. Watson was one of the key figures in helping Feherty get sober and as a result, there was a mutual respect between the men.

How, then, will Feherty question Simpson, who was one of Watson’s captain’s picks for the disastrous 2014 Ryder Cup? By all accounts, the Wake Forest grad all but begged his way onto Watson’s team at the expense of some more deserving players like Billy Horschel and Chris Kirk among others.

It’ll be interesting to see what Simpson has to say about the experience considering both he and the Americans left Scotland with their tails tucked between their legs last fall.

The conversation will also set up others to come this season particular one in the July 8th episode—European captain Paul McGinley.

This will be a season you don’t want to miss, which is nothing new.

Here is the schedule so far courtesy of a Golf Channel press release:

Feherty Summer Schedule on the Golf Channel

Wednesday, June 10– Webb Simpson

Wednesday, June 24– Peter Jacobsen

Wednesday, July 1– Dave Stockton

Wednesday, July 8– Paul McGinley

Two National Championship-winning College Football coaches will also be featured in season five.

Feherty will see if he can open up the notoriously taciturn Nick Saban, Alabama’s most famous resident. Steve Spurrier will receive the Feherty treatment as well in what should be one of the more entertaining episodes in the season.

Feherty.