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Netflix Sets PGA Tour Documentary Series


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Netflix has teamed with the PGA Tour and golf’s major championships for a docuseries following professional golfers across a season of competition.

For the first time, the PGA Tour, Augusta National Golf Club, the PGA of America, the USGA and the R&A will provide entry into the sport’s biggest events, including the four majors. The series will capture the intensity of training, travel, victory and defeat.

Players involved are 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 and Bubba Watson. In addition, Keita Nakajima, the number-one ranked amateur golfer, will participate.

The series is produced by Vox Media Studios (Explained) and Box to Box Films (Formula 1: Drive to Survive). Executive producers are David Check (30 for 30, Four Days in October), Chad Mumm and Mark Olsen for Vox Media Studios and James Gay-Rees and Paul Martin for Box to Box Films.

Filming is underway throughout 2022.

“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, VP of unscripted and documentary series at Netflix. “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.”








About Jamie Stalcup

Jamie Stalcup is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at jstalcup@worldscreen.com.

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