Netflix to create Drive to Survive-style series around the PGA Tour
More like "Driver to Survive", am I right?
Netflix has announced a new golf documentary series based on the PGA Tour and the four major tournaments.
The series is being produced by both Vox Films (Explained) and Box to Box Films (Formula 1: Drive To Survive).
The Netflix programme sets out to follow the lives and stories of several top professional golfers across a full golfing season.
The tournaments confirmed to take part are The Players Championship and the FedExCup, as well as the four majors: the Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open Championship and The Open.
22 current PGA tour players have confirmed their appearance in the programme;
- Abraham Ancer
- Daniel Berger
- Cameron Champ
- Joel Dahmen
- Tony Finau
- Matthew Fitzpatrick
- Tommy Fleetwood
- Rickie Fowler
- Sergio Garcia
- Harry Higgs
- Max Homa
- Viktor Hovland
- Dustin Johnson
- Brooks Koepka
- Collin Morikawa
- Kevin Na
- Mito Pereira
- Ian Poulter
- Xander Schauffele
- Jordan Spieth
- Justin Thomas
- Bubba Watson.
The world’s #1-ranked amateur golfer, Keita Nakajima, will also feature in the documentary as he plays in the first major championships of his career.
“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.”
"We are thrilled to bring golf's leading organizations and players together for this first-of-its-kind partnership and unparalleled window into life on the Tour," said Brandon Riegg, Netflix Vice President of Unscripted and Documentary Series.
"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."