'Golf In America' Tees Off Second Season On June 22


Golf Channel will premiere the second round of its Golf in American series on June 22 at 9 p.m.
Hosted by actor Anthony Anderson, the 10-part series, with each episode comprising three segments, tells previously untold tales that capture the heart and spirit of the links sport.
In the premiere episode, Rich Lerner travels to Asheville, N.C., to meet with outspoken former sports announcer Ben Wright who was fired from his job at CBS after making pejorative remarks about female golfers. Jim Gray sits down with former world number-one golfer David Duval in the second episode to talk about the highs and lows of his career -- he dropped in ranking as far as 882 -- and how a new family has changed his life.
Lerner and Gray will be joined on the series by Golf Channel's Kelly Tilghman, Todd Lewis, Brandel Chamblee, Steve Sands and Scott Walker, as well as best-selling sports author John Feinstein and Jim Axelrod, a national correspondent for CBS News who previously served as chief White House correspondent.
Upcoming episodes include these segments: a one-on-one interview with conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh; a meeting with 99-year-old Errie Ball, the only living golfer who played in the first-ever Masters and is now still giving golf lessons in Florida; and a look at 6-year old golf prodigy Amari Avery who shares many similarities with Tiger Woods.
"Our producers spanned the country to discover some of the most intriguing people and heartfelt stories that we felt really transcended the world of golf," said Tom Stathakes, Golf Channel senior vice president of programming, production and operations, in a statement. "We experienced such positive feedback from our viewers on the first season of Golf in America that we wanted to ensure season two was filled with episodes that would fascinate and inspire people in their own lives."