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CBS Sports Picks Up 'Secret Golf with Steve Elkington'

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The ever outspoken and unfiltered Steve Elkington is gaining a new, larger platform for his television show.

On Saturday, May 9, “Secret Golf with Steve Elkington” will begin a 15-week run on CBS Sports Network for its second season, following the first season on RFD-TV that garnered “surprisingly good ratings for a small network,” according to Elkington. Originally called “The Rural Golfer,” the show in its second season will be “quite a bit less rural.” RFD-TV is owned by Rural Media Group, a Nashville-based conglomerate.

“We’re trying to find the reasons why people like golf,” said Elkington, the 1995 PGA Champion. “We try to find these off-the-beaten-track courses and serve up as many characters as we can find, throwing in some human interest about why this might be a good place to visit.

“I don’t want to say I’m a dive bar connoisseur, but I’m a connoisseur of weird things. I’ve played Augusta and Pebble Beach and I love them all, but I also quite enjoy myself on some of these different types of places.”

A set time has not yet been established for the show’s debut, but what’s certain is that the May 9th premiere will include back-to-back 30-minute episodes, followed by one episode per week into August. Elkington also noted the second season will feature appearances from PGA Tour legend Jackie Burke Jr., Jason Dufner, Pat Perez and other pros, and that Dufner has come on board as a “content creator” for the show.
 

 

Only a couple of episodes in the second season have been shot, and Elk is planning trips to Boston and New York, among other places, to fill out the season. “I want to see what it’s like, having that much love for the game as a New Yorker to get on the subway with your sticks.”

If you’re looking to get caught up on the first season, check out the debut episode below:

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