(BVM) – Earlier this week, Netflix officially released the trailer for its upcoming docuseries “Full Swing” which will follow the seasons of multiple golfers on the PGA Tour. The eight-episode series will take fans behind the scenes as it showcases the highs and lows of a professional golf season while also delving further into the personal lives of some of the world’s best golfers.
“You picked a hell of a year to start following the PGA Tour.”
Spieth, Thomas, Scheffler, Koepka, Morikawa, Poulter, Dahmen, Fitzpatrick, Johnson, Finau, Theegala, Pereira, Niemann, and McIlroy.
Full Swing premieres February 15. pic.twitter.com/jyxCb1Sgmk
— Netflix (@netflix) January 11, 2023
The series is set to debut on Feb. 15, and has been created by Box to Box, the same minds behind Netflix’s successful racing docuseries “Formula 1: Drive to Survive.”
“Full Swing” will follow several major champions including Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Colin Morikawa, Brooks Koepka, Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Matt Fitzpatrick. Each of Thomas, Scheffler and Fitzpatrick claimed majors during last year’s season, while McIlroy won the FedEx Cup.
Additional big names in golf including Tony Finau, Joaquin Niemann, Ian Poulter, Joel Dahmen, Cameron Young, Mito Pereira and Sahith Theegala will also be featured.
Several pro golfers including guys who are featured in the new series have already taken to social media to show their intrigue after the trailer dropped.
— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) January 12, 2023
— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) January 11, 2023
There will be memes https://t.co/L39qkYM4Wx
— max homa (@maxhoma23) January 11, 2023
Based on the trailer, the series appears that it will focus on the steps it takes to win in professional golf both on and off the course, as well as the extreme competitiveness that is on display in today’s golf world. The documentary couldn’t come at a much more interesting time in professional golf, either.
Over the past year, many players have been outspoken about the creation of LIV Golf, a professional golf series attempting to rival the PGA Tour. Several of golf’s biggest names have left the PGA Tour to play with LIV Golf, including some that are featured in the documentary like Johnson, Koepka, Niemann and Poulter.
Meanwhile, guys like Thomas and McIlroy have voiced in the past that they are strongly against LIV Golf, creating plenty of drama not seen before in the sport.
While LIV’s second season will not begin until late February, the 2023 PGA Tour season is in full swing, as the new calendar year kicked off with the Sentry Tournament of Champions last week won by Jon Rahm. This week, the tour stays in Hawaii with the Sony Open before the usual stretch of tournaments on the West Coast begins later in January and runs through February.
The first major of the season will take place as usual at Augusta National, as the 2023 Masters will be held April 6-9. Last month, the tournament made headlines as it was announced that LIV golfers would be allowed to compete in the Masters field, which will likely create some awkwardness and tension depending on who gets paired up together on the course.
It is that drama that is also likely to be featured in “Full Swing,” and golf fans will be treated to some good entertainment as they finally get to go behind the scenes with their favorite players. The past year has created the perfect storm for a professional golf documentary, and Poulter put it best in his appearance in the trailer.
“You picked a hell of a year to start following the PGA Tour,” he said.