PGA Tour Netflix docu-series to reveal "mind-blowing" storylines

PGA Tour star Justin Thomas thinks Netflix knew something following the emergence of LIV Golf in 2022. 

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Wed, 18 Jan 2023
PGA Tour Netflix docu-series to reveal "mind-blowing" storylines

Justin Thomas has revealed the PGA Tour's new 'Full Swing' docu-series on Netflix will portray "mind-blowing" storylines following the emergence of LIV Golf in 2022. 

Netflix last week dropped a trailer on social media for its eagerly-anticipated golf docu-series that will feature many of the best PGA Tour players such as Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler, Tony Finau, Jordan Spieth, Collin Morikawa and Matt Fitzpatrick

The biggest drama and controversy in the docu-series is likely to come courtesy of Dustin Johnson, Joaquin Niemann, Brooks Koepka and Ian Poulter, who all decided to take hefty pay cheques to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Tour last season. 

Johnson, who ranks third in all-time career earnings on the PGA Tour with just shy of $75 million, even decided to tear up his PGA Tour membership.

DJ is believed to have accepted in the region of $150 million to join LIV Golf. 

Other big-name players to jump ship from PGA Tour to LIV Golf included Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia and Cameron Smith, but neither of these players will feature in the documentary. 

In one episode, we'll witness Poulter throw an almighty strop in the locker room! 

We're unsure why he threw his toys out the pram but perhaps the PGA Tour forgot to wish him Happy Birthday?!

Netflix, quite frankly, could not have wished to have chosen a better year to get involved, especially if they were after a bit of drama and controversy.

The subject was of great discussion on the latest episode of the brand new GolfMagic Podcast 'From The Tips', which you can watch below: 

Thomas, who will heavily feature in the documentary, considers Netflix must have known something the rest of us didn't heading into 2022. 

JT, who won the US PGA Championship in May, gave his thoughts about what we can expect to see from February 15. 

He also said as a "golf fan" himself that he cannot wait to sit back and watch the series unfold. 

Thomas said:

"Maybe [Netflix] just knew something that we didn't. It is mind-blowing when it started at the beginning of the year and the amount of storylines just through players and what they're trying to accomplish.
"I don't think anybody could have been sitting here at this time last year and said what was going to happen. I'm excited to watch and it couldn't have really drawn up a better year or situation as to what happened throughout the course of the year.
"It's kind of crazy to say but as a golf fan, I'm excited to watch it. I know what [footage] I shot, but I don't know what Tony Finau shot, or what Rory [McIlroy] shot. It's going to be interesting and cool. I see these guys and they're standing on the third tee or whatever, but I'm still going to see things that I've never seen.
"Everyone who's a big golf fan will enjoy that side, whereas other people that have maybe never heard of even par before will learn what that is. I think that's what's very unique about it." 

The new production is set to follow in the footsteps of the successful Formula 1 docu-series, 'Drive to Survive'.

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman recently spoke about the reason why Thomas has not spoken out about them unlike McIlroy and Tiger Woods.

"He knows and understands it," Norman told Bunkered at the end of 2022. 

The new LIV Golf League for 2023 starts up a week after the release of the Netflix docu-series. 

It came to light earlier today that LIV Golf has finally reached an agreement with a TV partner in the United States.

Here's a look at the new LIV Golf schedule

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