Netflix’s ‘Full Swing’ Trailer Tees Off On PGA-LIV Golf Feud
“It’s win or go home.”
Professional golf is getting the Formula 1: Drive to Survive documentary treatment in the new trailer for the premiere season of Netflix’s Full Swing.
Created by Box to Box, the same folks who helped facilitate the F1 boom in the U.S. by offering an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the motorsport, Full Swing follows a group of pro golfers across 2022’s nearly 50-tournanment PGA Tour season, as well as the four Majors: Masters/Augusta National, PGA Championship, US Open and Open Championship.
Specifically, viewers can look forward to appearances from top pros including Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Brooks Koepka, Scottie Scheffler, Ian Poulter, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Tony Finau, Matt Fitzpatrick, Sahith Theegala, Joel Dahmen, Mito Pereira and Cameron Young.
As Poulter says in an interview clip, Netflix picked “one hell of a year to start following the PGA Tour.” This may be an allusion one of the sport’s biggest stories of the year, the power struggle between the PGA Tour and the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour, which has poached several high-profile players from the PGA by offering massive paychecks.
Koepka also addresses his LIV Golf signing, saying, “I understand I’m going to get shit for it and I’m totally cool with that.” The four-time Majors winner reportedly received $100 million to make the switch, according to Golf Monthly.
Later in the trailer, a member of the production crew can be heard asking Poulter point-blank if he’d be going to LIV Golf. While he answers only with a wry smile, Golf Monthly estimates he was paid between $20 to $30 million to sign with LIV Golf after filming wrapped.
Full Swing is available to stream on Netflix beginning February 15.