TOP GOLFERS TO FEATURE IN NETFLIX DOCU-SERIES

13 Jan 2022

By: Sport Industry Group

Golf’s PGA Tour and four majors, including The Open Championship in the UK, will feature in a new fly-on-the-wall documentary series that will be shown on streaming service Netflix.

Filming will take place throughout 2022, with the series produced by Vox Media Studios and London-based Box To Box Films, which was behind the Formula 1: Drive to Survive series on Netflix.

The series will follow the lives and stories of numerous top golfers across the season, with the likes of Tommy Fleetwood, Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Ian Poulter, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Bubba Watson having committed to participate.

The series has the support of the PGA Tour, as well as the governing bodies that conduct men’s major championships – the Augusta National Golf Club, the PGA of America, the USGA and the R&A.

The various bodies and event organisers will give the production team unprecedented access into the sport’s biggest tournaments, including The Open, which will take place at St Andrews in Scotland from 14th to 17th July this year.

“This partnership with Netflix presents the PGA TOUR and the four major championships an opportunity to tap into a completely new and diverse audience,” said Rick Anderson, Chief Media Officer of the PGA Tour.

“This documentary will give fans an authentic look into the real lives of our athletes, and what it’s like to win – and lose – during a season on the PGA Tour.”

Brandon Riegg, Netflix Vice President of Unscripted and Documentary Series, said that the series would provide an “unparalleled window into life on the Tour”.

He added, “Our members will love getting to know the players and personalities as well as the iconic venues along the way. Even the most devoted golf fans have never seen the sport quite like this.”

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