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Phelps to join Feherty for show ahead of Ryder Cup

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  • Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, will join David Feherty for a Ryder Cup-themed edition of "Feherty Live." The show will air on the Golf Channel on Wednesday, two days before the Ryder Cup begins at Medinah.

      Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, will join David Feherty for a Ryder Cup-themed edition of "Feherty Live." The show will air on the Golf Channel on Wednesday, two days before the Ryder Cup begins at Medinah.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Michael Phelps is getting another chance to show off his funny side. And he'll have some help from the glibbest man in golf.

The most decorated Olympian will team up with David Feherty for a special Ryder Cup-themed edition of "Feherty Live" next week. The show, which will be taped in front of a live Chicago audience, will air on the Golf Channel on Wednesday, two days before the Ryder Cup begins at Medinah.

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"I'm excited to meet the funniest man in golf, but knowing David I have a sneaky suspicion that my conversation with him won't be anything like the years of poolside interviews I have done," Phelps said Thursday.

Feherty's sharp wit and relaxed interview style have made him one of the most popular analysts in golf. In the first two seasons of "Feherty," he's interviewed everyone from President Bill Clinton to Hall of Fame basketball player Bill Russell to current world No. 1 Rory McIlroy.

Famous for his intense drive and focus in the pool -- not to mention those 22 Olympic medals -- Phelps showed a lighter side when he hosted "Saturday Night Live" following the Beijing Games. Fans will get to see a lot more of that now that he's retired. In addition to the show with Feherty, Phelps has signed on to be Hank Haney's latest golf pupil in "The Haney Project."

"Michael Phelps," Feherty cracked, "may be the only golfer for whom water is not a hazard."

Ryder Cup on the air

Here's a glance and some of the broadcast coverage related to next week's Ryder Cup at Medinah:

NBC: Dan Hicks and Johnny Miller will anchor weekend coverage (Sept. 29-30), joined by Gary Koch, Peter Jacobsen, Roger Maltbie, Dottie Pepper, Mark Rolfing, Jimmy Roberts, Steve Sands Golf World senior writer Tim Rosaforte. ESPN will carry Friday's coverage.

Golf Channel: Former European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie will provide analysis with Nick Faldo, David Feherty, Kelly Tilghman, Ryan Burr, Frank Nobilo, Brandel Chamblee, Charlie Rymer, Rex Hoggard, John Feinstein and others.

Monday, Sept. 24

• Morning Drive, 6-8 a.m. Golf Channel

• Live From the Ryder Cup, 5-6 p.m., Golf Channel

Tuesday, Sept. 25

• Morning Drive, 6-8 a.m., Golf Channel

• Live From the Ryder Cup, news conferences from noon to 6 p.m., Golf Channel

• Live From the Ryder Cup, commentary and interviews, 6-8 p.m., Golf Channel

• War by the Shore, the 1991 Ryder Cup special, 8-9 p.m., Golf Channel

Wednesday, Sept. 26

• Morning Drive, 6-8 a.m., Golf Channel

• Live From the Ryder Cup, news conferences from noon to 4 p.m., Golf Channel

• Live From the Ryder Cup, commentary and interviews, 6-8 p.m.,Golf Channel

• Feherty Live, 8-9 p.m., Golf Channel

Thursday, Sept. 27

• Morning Drive, 6-10 a.m., Golf Channel

• 19th Hole, 1-2 p.m., Golf Channel

• Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony, 4-5 p.m., Golf Channel

• Live From the Ryder Cup, 5-7 p.m., Golf Channel

Friday, Sept. 28

• Live From the Ryder Cup, 6-8 a.m., Golf Channel

• Ryder Cup Day 1 coverage, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., ESPN

• Live From the Ryder Cup, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Golf Channel

Saturday, Sept. 29

• Live From the Ryder Cup, 6-8 a.m., Golf Channel

• Ryder Cup Day 2 coverage, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., NBC

• Live From the Ryder Cup, 6 to 8 p.m., Golf Channel

Sunday, Sept. 30

• Morning Drive, 6-8 a.m., Golf Channel

• Live From the Ryder Cup, 8-11 a.m., Golf Channel

• Ryder Cup Day 3 coverage, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., NBC

• Live From the Ryder Cup, 5-8 p.m., Golf Channel

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