Tiger Woods may be now ranked as the world number five but he’s not bothered about aiming to be golf’s number one this year. “My goal for the year is to win golf tournaments and getting back to being the world number one will take care of itself”, he says in a wide-ranging 20-minute interview with Clonmel man Shane O’Donoghue, which is being screened worldwide on CNN on this Thursday.
Shane, son of Helen and Denis O’Donoghue, Coleville Road, has been appointed CNN International’s new host of Living Golf, their flagship golf show. The exclusive interview was filmed in Dubai, ahead of the recent Desert Classic.
Living Golf focuses on the biggest personalities in the game and its decision-makers, with a particular focus on the development of the game across the globe. It is broadcast on the first Thursday of each month to approximately 250 million homes worldwide.
Since taking up the position in January Shane has travelled to Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and India. This month’s edition will be aired on this Thursday, March 3rd at 12.30 and later that day at 6.30pm and on Saturday, March 5th at 7.30am, 4pm and 11.30pm; and on Sunday, 6th at 4.30am, 8.30am and 7.30pm. CNN can be viewed on SKY Channel 506.
In addition to hosting Living Golf Shane will also front CNN’s coverage from each of the four Majors for CNN International’s World Sport programme and the channel’s domestic service in the USA, with all the latest news and interviews from each venue.
A sports presenter and commentator for RTE TV and formerly with the BBC TV Golf Team (2004-2010), he has many years experience in golf broadcasting and writing. His first book about many of Ireland’s greatest amateur golfers, Legends in their Spare Time, has been re-published and is available from Easons and all good book stores.