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On Friday at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (opens in new tab), viewers were wondering what was on the cap of Englishman, Matt Fitzpatrick, with the 27-year-old sporting something small and fluffy on his headgear throughout the second and third rounds of matches.
Even Colin Montgomerie was curious, with the eight time European Tour Order of Merit winner tweeting: "What has Matt Fitzpatrick got on his cap?"
Well, thanks to the power of social media, we now know what Fitzpatrick was wearing on his hat, with it being revealed it is a microphone for the PGA Tour's upcoming Netflix Docuseries. (opens in new tab)
The power of @netflix: here is @MattFitz94 wearing a microphone for the forthcoming show, as pointed out on todays @GolfChannel @DellMatchPlay telecast. Yet the @PGATOUR’s network partners paying huge money have largely struck out trying to get players to wear them. pic.twitter.com/sIlBHikPriMarch 25, 2022
It wasn't just Fitzpatrick who was spotted wearing one. Ian Poulter was pictured with a microphone on his visor when he faced off against his fellow countryman on Thursday.
As well as Fitzpatrick and Poulter, it is believed that a number of players have been on board with the idea of the docuseries (opens in new tab), which is based around the extremely successful Formula 1 hit, Drive To Survive, which released its fourth series at the beginning of March.
Giving access inside the ropes and behind the scenes of the PGA Tour, the series aims to capture aspects like the intensity of training, travel, victory, and defeat through the lens of a diverse group of players and their support teams.
Filming for the Netflix series apparently started back at the Hero World Challenge in December, with the PGA Tour and governing bodies that conduct men’s Major championships - Augusta National Golf Club, the PGA of America, the USGA, and The R&A, also providing entry into the sport’s biggest events, including all four of the Majors, The Players Championship and the season-ending FedEx Cup.
So, what might the microphone have picked up with Fitzpatrick's day you may ask? Well, it would have picked up his intense playoff with Scottie Scheffler, with the duos match lasting an extra six holes before Scheffler birdied the par-5 to advance to the last 16.
Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.
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