Golf News for Monday, July 7, 2014 | Media

David Fleherty talks with Tom Weiskopf today on Golf Channel

ORLANDO, Fla. -- He was a man of many nicknames -- "Terrible Tom," "Tom Terrific," "Towering Inferno" -- and was somewhat of an enigma to golf fans in the '60s and '70s, but Tom Weiskopf puts it all to rest in a rare interview when Feherty returns to the Golf Channel lineup on Monday, July 7, at 9 p.m. ET.

With 16 wins on the PGA TOUR and a major championship trophy for his 1973 Open Championship victory, Weiskopf had one of the sweetest swings of his era, but everyone -- including himself -- felt he didn’t live up to his potential. Weiskopf discusses with David Feherty his notable victories, shortcomings, and the influences Ben Hogan and Sam Snead had on his game. He talks about what it was like to follow Jack Nicklaus at Ohio State and his admiration for the Golden Bear; and his personal struggles with alcohol that spanned more than 35 years. And for the first time, he also clears up any misconceptions about turning down a spot on the 1977 U.S. Ryder Cup team.

Season four of Feherty will continue on July 14 with a candid golf conversation with Padraig Harrington; and on July 28 with Lanny Wadkins. Other upcoming guests scheduled to appear include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, college football coaching legend Lou Holtz and affable golfer Sam Torrance, among others.

Feherty originally debuted in June 2011 as the most-watched original series in Golf Channel history. David Feherty, Emmy nominated this year for Outstanding Sports Personality, has gone one-on-one with celebrities across golf, sports and entertainment, including former President Bill Clinton, basketball Hall-of-Famers Bill Russell and Charles Barkley, actors Don Cheadle and Samuel L. Jackson, and golfers Tom Watson and Greg Norman.

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